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, forgiveness, and recognizing our common humanity.

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

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Drum Circle 24th June

Multicultural crossover event! Calling dancers and drummers from all traditions to come play. Let’s learn new rhythms and show each other some moves!

With Afinca, Dance with Juniper, and more - open to all. Entry by koha, all ages welcome. Come as you are, no equipment or experience necessary.

Drum Circle poster - 7 to 8 pm at the New Plymouth Bowling Club, 24th June
Juniper and the Gems shimmer with Golden Era vibes in sequins and chiffon

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.

Juniper and the Gems perform a folkloric saiidi cane piece

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” (Arabic word meaning “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!

Three bellydance groups of New Plymouth can't contain their laughter at the hafla

Dancing for joy

Veil solo “I Talk to the Wind” in Wellington, Easter party at Cafe Green Door, and fusion sword balancing with the Performing Arts Collective

Juniper arcs a blue veil in the spotlight of a theatre
Juniper with her student Yiyang in bunny ears
Juniper balances a sword and grins at the audience


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