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…

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…

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.   …

Sheherazade

Sheherazade (Shiraz) is a Gold Coast belly dancer who teaches under the auspices of the Araby Belly Dance Academy, run by Queensland bellydance icon Elenie Vlismas-Smith. Together they run classes across the Coast, including Benowa, Burleigh Heads, Isle of Capri, Nerang and Southport. Shiraz also has  a new performance troupe, Stars of the Sahara.

Aradia

Great news for Queenslanders – Aradia, one of my fave bellydance teachers, is moving to the Gold Coast. She has invented a unique style – industrial bellydance! The combination of hip-hop style locks and pops with sinuous snake-like movements is mesmerising to watch. Don’t panic if you’re a beginner – Aradia won’t expect you to…