Events are the best!

There’s nothing like dressing up and making an audience smile. Even through the pandemic, dancers found a way to shine. Here is one of my favorite online performances, about resilience and recognizing our common humanity:

Whether in person or online, I could make an impact at your next event.

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Shimmy Mob 2023

Book a table at Cafe Green Door on Saturday 13th May around noon to enjoy yummy food and a short performance of this global flashmob event. Shimmy Mob is organized every year to raise awareness and funds for domestic violence prevention. Koha for Taranaki Women’s Refuge appreciated.

Families enjoy open floor dance time, children waving colorful scarves and partners enjoy each other's moves

Parties, weddings, and more

Tell me what you need, and I’ll see what I can do for you! Check out my FAQs about events, then email me the specifics of your next function. I’ll respond with availability and get you a quote ASAP.

Dance festivals

These are one of my favorite places to perform, because I also get to learn from others! I have a range of workshops I can teach, in addition to various styles of performance.

This is an improvised “Oriental Metal” piece, from the MEDANZ Festival 2022. It’s a different take on the sub-genre, certainly metal but purely raqs sharqi in its instrumentation and aesthetic. The music is “Nothing Else Matters,” by Metallica, as covered by kanun artist Farah Fersi.

Swishing a silk veil in the opening act of the show "Yalla Habibi" in New Plymouth

Community shows

I have some availability for free educational performances to benefit the public. My solos are polished and specialized, or you can ask to book me with my group of student dancers to fill the stage with color and motion.

Keen to perform?

Whether or not you have prior experience, many students like to show what they’ve learned to their friends and family, or perhaps even prepare for larger events.

New Plymouth has a few “belly dance” groups, and we sometimes get together for a private “hafla” (party) just for us.

Some of us also like dancing at public events like the Multi Ethnic Extravaganza, the Christmas Parade, or whatever else is on!

Four dancers share expressions of pure joy as they link arms and shimmy together

Dancing for joy

The best part of any performance is sharing smiles with friends!

Me dancing with: Gypsophilia and the Performing Arts Collective, MEDANZ Festival 2022 performers backstage, and 5th Element Dance Sisters

Juniper leads a final bow with Gypsophilia for the Performing Arts Collective
Backstage at the MEDANZ Festival 2022
Detail of a group photo from the first joint hafla in New Plymouth - dancers from all three local belly dance groups


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