Sonya Manzalini

Sonya is a long-established Newcastle bellydance teacher.  In fact, her “Dance of Life” belly dance school is the longest-running school in the Hunter region. Sonya focuses on traditional and gypsy style belly dance, but she also draws on Bollywood and flamenco influences in her choreography.   For timetables, visit her website, I’m so glad that…


I’d like to welcome Vonika, who is a recent arrival in Sydney but already making her mark on the Sydney bellydance scene.   Her training and experience extends beyond Tribal and Tribal Fusion bellydancing into bodymind modalities such as yoga, tantra and ritual dance, which she draws on to create her workshops on “Dancing the Chakras”…


Rabiya is a tall, graceful belly dancer from Sydney.   A consummate performer, she was the worthy winner of the Belly Dance Star Awards, which were held during Dina’s visit to Sydney in 2010. You can book Rabiya through Amera’s Palace.


Magda is a Sydney belly dance performer and part of that stunning belly dance troupe, Attar .  She has been dancing since the age of 15 – which is very young by belly dance standards – and her experience certainly shows! To book a performance, go to her website or call her on 0401 255…


Jade is a tribal fusion belly dancer based in the Coffs harbour area.  She and her dance partner Ashwara  make up The Jade Mirage belly dance performance duo.  Their fusion style is influenced by the Ghawazee and Bedouin tribes of the Middle East. For more information, see their MySpace page.

Danielle Sansom

Danielle will be familiar to some belly dancers as the other half of Las Musas, with Debra Napier.   In 2010 she moved to the North Coast and started the Barefoot Gypsies Tribal Belly Dance Company in Lismore and Byron Bay, which encompasses a tribal belly dance school (ATS) and a performance troupe. Danielle’s website is…


Kurvy, aka Kellie Harkin, is a Sydney belly dance teacher and performer.   Her style fuses fire, traditional oriental and tribal styled bellydance. She teaches at Amera’s Palace and also runs classes in Ashfield Visit her website at


I’m so glad to be able, finally, to add Amera to this site! Amera Eid was one of the founders of the belly dance community in Sydney, and had a sparkling career bellydancing in the Middle East for many years. Because she’s retired it has been hard to find a clip of her dancing –…


Virginia is the principal of the Cinnamon Twist bellydance school in Wollongong. Cinnamon Twist is unique in offering a range of classes for expectant and new mothers, from prenatal to “Mums and Bubs” classes