Bella-d started her belly dance training in the year 2001 after being inspired by a Shakira video clip. Taking classes immediately she was motivated by learning some 'cool moves to use in the bars when she went out dancing with her friends. Little did she know then that ten years later, she would become a highly skilled and well rounded performer and teacher whose passion for dance and entertaining is all encompassing.
Bella-d's belly dance style is edgy and funky. She teaches her students to be well rounded by presenting a mix of Turkish, Egyptian and Tribal Fusion, reflecting her own performance style. Being big fan of Hip Hop, Burlesque and Jamaican (Dancehall) as well, her dance style is very much more modern and unique to your usual belly dancer. As such, she has called herself a 'fusionist' and her associates affectionately refer to the style as 'Bella-dance'.
In addition to belly dance, she has taken her art one step further by using her abilities to express herself on stage in the Melbourne Burlesque scene, using her shimmies and smooth liquid like movements to create a scene and often make a point. Sometimes cheeky and fun and sometimes dark and intense but in that arena she is known as Rigeur Moretease.
Bella-d furthered her education during 2009-2010 by completing an Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching with the Australian Yoga Academy. The philosophy of which has enhanced her performance style dramtically and shaped her into a teacher that encourages her students to accept themselves and to 'just be'. It has enabled her to be vivacious and bouncy and calm and centered as well. With a sound knowledge of human anatomy and an understanding of biomechanics due to extensive yoga training, you will also learn more about your body in her classes and use safe dance practices as well as having fun shakin' your jelly!
You may also have seen Bella-d listed on The Australian Belly Dance Directory www.aussiebellydance.com