Bellydance: the mother of all dance styles
I began bellydancing at 15 years of age under Sandra Hayes and Kelashi Bellydance, learning tribal style and improvisation techniques. I performed with Kelashi Bellydance at weddings, shows and events in Ireland as I continued training. I choreographed and coordinated bellydancers to perform at the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in 2006 and 2007, the first time bellydancers had been part of the Cork parade. Soon after, I began my Egyptian style bellydance training under Adriana Echeveri, learning how to dance with the Wings of Isis and performing for the first time with them with Moondance Productions in the Firkin Crane (2006). It was at this show that I performed my Sword Ballet; a self choreographed fusion of pointe work and sword bellydance. I left bellydance for several years, coming back to it in 2014 to dance at the Zenith Cabaret, in Agadir, Morocco, with choreography by Mounia Dadi. I continue to freelance as a bellydance performer and teacher in London and recently competed in the London Bellydance Festival (July 2018).
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Evening of Burlesque, solo bellydance veil performance, Theatre du Leman (Geneva), 11th December 2018.
Coco Cabaret, Southend on Sea, Bellydance solo performer, September and October 2018.
City Dance Academy, Bellydance teacher, London Contemporary Dance School, January- August 2018.
Innovations Dance, bellydance teacher, Innovations Ealing, February 2018 to date.
Weddings, parties, events across London, solo bellydance performancer (September 2016 to date)
Bellydolls, bellydancer soloist and group dancer for various weddings and events in the UK (September 2016)
Ishq Karenge, bellydancer and bellydance assistant choreographer for title song music video, April 2015
Zenith Cabaret, bellydancer and soloist, Agadir, Morocco, November 2014- February 2015.