Category Archives: Meet the Instructors

Joanne

  Jo first started belly dance classes in early 1997, and has been devoted to belly dance and all its styles ever since. She started performing in 2000, including during a brief stint in the U.S. She has attended {and continues to attend} many workshops by interstate and international dancers. She also regularly attends classes…
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Myra

Myra's dance studies and experience have been wide and varied in Australia and overseas. After studying ballet for many years with Joanne Priest she began a 20 year exploration of the dance styles of Europe, the Balkans, Turkey, Central Asia and the Middle East, becoming an instructor in 1983. As a result Myra has developed…
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Danielle

Danielle didn’t start dancing until the ripe old age of four and quickly mastered ballet, jazz, folk and contemporary dance. She instantly fell in love with belly dance at her first lesson more than a decade ago. Since then she has constantly honed her skills and attended many interstate workshops with renowned Australian and international…
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Gulten

Gulten is one of only a few belly dancers of Middle Eastern heritage in Australia. She thrives on sharing her knowledge and passion for this beautiful dance art of her Turkish ancestry. Since 2004, Gulten has formally studied belly dance with numerous talented local and international artists and continues her exploration of the dance to offer…
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Karinishka

Karinishka lives in the Adelaide Hills and is enthusiastic about sharing her passion for belly dance. In keeping with the folk origins of the dance she believes it is most vibrant when performed at a grass-roots level. She is delighted to appear regularly at community events and nursing homes as well as at private functions.…
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Claire

To dance is the ultimate freedom; to be one with yourself, the earth, the air, the rhythm... From an early age Claire has loved to dance, instantly drawn to and in love with belly dance after her first taste in 2001. Experiencing the beauty of people from all ages and all walks of life, free…
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Solange

Solanges’ background began with classical/cabaret style of Middle Eastern dance, its variations and some Tribal study, initially with Myra Principle and Creative Director of Belly Dance Amethyst. Solange also attended classes with Hanan Aboud, who has complete knowledge, of authentic Lebanese styles of Belly Dance. A continuation and exploration of ATS, Tribal/World and Tribal fusion…
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Nicole

Nicole’s love of dance started at the age of 4 spending all of her childhood in calisthenics then moving to ballet, jazz and cheer leading in her teenage years. Wanting to return to dance after having children Nicole fell in love with the exotic rhythms and beautiful costumes of Egyptian style belly dance. She has…
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Christine

Christine has always had a love of dance and was introduced to belly dancing in 2003 where she found true expression in the hypnotic rhythm of its music you can try here. She started performing in Classical and Tribal troupes from 2008 and with a strong desire to pass on some of the physical and…
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Lorralei

Lorralei was lured back to belly dance when her passion for dance was rekindled with her introduction to gothic, industrial and tribal fusion styles. Over time she has continued to experiment with the theatrical, world fusion flavours, and dimensions of emotional expression. Lorralei has a love for collaborative dance work, and cofounded Mandragora which is…
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