"The Dancer's Soul Abides Within Her Whole Body"
Sheherazade is a Professional Middle Eastern Belly Dance Performer, Teacher, Choreographer, and the Director, Owner and Founder of the "Gold Coast Bellydance Academy Australia, based in Queensland.
As a performer on the Gold Coast and Internationally, she is recognized for her unique style which she has developed and personalised over the last 20 years. Her extensive experience, authenticity and love of dance, has also seen her equally sought after as a teacher and mentor.
The Gold Coast Bellydance Academy provides belly dance tuition classes from beginners to advanced levels. "Stars of the Sahara", the Academy's professional troupe are recommended as higly acclaimed belly dance performers on the Gold Coast, Queensland & beyond.
Featured and becoming a popular belly dance event on the Gold Coast, are the annual end of year dance recitals. "MOONLIGHT AT THE OASIS" showcasing the Academy's varied styles in belly dance genres and traditions, with performances from beginners to professional dancers, and introduces special guest artists in multi cultural dance styles.
Sheherazade incorporates a rich knowledge of alternative dance influences enabling her to integrate a fusion of styles in her belly dance repertoire, from her background in;
ballet, modern dance, free dance, Argentine tango, salsa and contemporary styles. This augments the already beautifully rich Egyption belly dancing form that she loves and continually studies.
She has studied with many International Middle Eastern Dance Instructors and Master Teachers worldwide and continues to enrich her belly dance repertoire travelling throughout Australia and abroad, continually pursuing her lifelong passion and research for dance, music and culture.
Sheherazade is the Official Australian Representative for the acclaimed global Belly Dance Conference, Dance for Unity - (DFU) - Belly Dance China. She has been chosen to be an expert judge and teacher for their annual conference as an honourable partner since their commencement in 2012.
Amongst dignified corporations and exclusive events, she has been the Gold Coasts "Resident Dancer" at restaurants including: - Efendi's Turkish Restaurant, Tayta's Lebanese Restaurant, Indian Empire, Marigold Indian Restaurant, The Big Greek Kafe, Saffron Indian Gourmet, Indian Hut, Galaxy Seafood & Mediterranean, Chrysafi Greek Taverna, Tandoori Palace, Nile on Broadwater to name a few. She has also been a long time member and performer for the popular Pasha's Turkish Restaurant.
Renowned for her grace, charm and technique as a dancer, Sheherazade's performances are vibrant, elegant, enchanting and fun. Her energy captivates audiences encompassing corporate, public and private functions to be a memorable experience.
"Each decent Oriental Dancer must express life, death, happiness, sorrow, love and anger, but above all she must have dignity" - Tahia Carioca 1915-1999