Cleopatra

Cleopatra is a Gold Coast belly dancer who has assumed the mantle handed down by the renowned Rozeta Ahalyea (one of the founders of belly dance in Australia). Although Cleopatra already had several years’ belly dance training before she met Rozeta in the early 90’s, she credits Rozeta with giving her the skills and inspiration…

Ambyr

With over 20 years’ study and 16 years’ teaching in Middle Eastern Dance and more than 3,000 shows under her belt, Ambyr Johnson must be one of the most experienced belly dancers performing in Australia today.   Her dancing is informed by more than just belly dance training – she has studied ballet, contemporary, Bharata Natyam,…

Felicia

Felicia is a well-known Queensland professional belly dancer, performing at restaurants, corporate functions, community events and wedding and birthday celebrations throughout Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast. Like many Australian belly dancers, Felicia has a background in other dance genres, but it’s less common to find one who is a gymnast! She discovered…

Anita Ferguson

Anita’s Celestial Gems Belly Dance School is based in Gympie, Queensland.   Here they are in their “Jewels of the Nile Extravaganza”! I love Anita’s way of describing her belly dance classes – instead of beginners, intermediate etc, she has Emerging Emeralds, Shimmering Sapphires and Diamond Divas! Visit her website at www.celestialgemsbellydance.com.au Interview with belly dancer…

Tamara

Tamara Taylor is the director of the Hipnotic Bellydance school, and a well-known belly dance artist in Brisbane. She’s not only a belly dancer with over 20 years’ experience, but also a musician, performing with the Middle Eastern music ensemble Muziz.  As if that’s not enough, she’s also a qualified Pilates and fitness instructor!  

Rachelle Houston

Rachelle has taken over the well-known Dancing Tiger belly dance school from Idell Wadley. You can contact Rachelle through Talent.Me . Like many other belly dance teachers, she also teaches Zumba.

Amber Hansen

I’ve just finished browsing through Amber’s beautiful website, TheTree.com.au, and recommend you do the same! The Tree (Ash-Shajara) is the name of her “creative initiative dedicated to traditional and contemporary performance, creative arts and research within the fields of Arab, Middle Eastern, Oriental and Diaspora culture, art, music and dance”. Of all the bellydancers I’ve…

Shanne

Tribal dancer Shanne is based in Brisbane and is part of the Opalesque dance troupe with Erin, Kelly and Jodi.    Like many tribal belly dancers, she’s inspired by the spiritual aspects of the dance and the unique connection between women participating in a dance. Shanne is also the principal of SpiralBody Belly Dance, which offers…

Rozeta Ahalyea

I’m so pleased to be able to include Rozeta Ahalyea on this site. Rozeta could be called the mother of Sydney belly dancing, because she taught both Amera Eid and Terezka Drznik, two of the best-known Sydney belly dance teachers today. These days, she lives in retirement on the Gold Coast, and still teaches privately.   …