Hana was born in Japan and grew up in New Zealand, and had an interest in dance from a very young age. She competed nationally in artistic gymnastics and complete advanced jazz and ballet examinations in her youth, and then moved to Melbourne and studied at Danceworld Studios. Hana loves nothing more than entertaining people all over Melbourne in contemporary, jazz, bollywood, burlesque, samba and hip hop dance styles.
Amy has been a professional dancer, actor and singer for over 25 years. Classical Ballet trained, she is proficient in all dance styles, including Burlesque, Bollywood and Hip Hop and is a qualified yoga and pilates instructor, and also skilled in martial arts. Amy loves to bring the wonderful world of dance to people of all ages, and makes it fun, simple and sassy to keep you wanting more!
Samia has been dancing since the age of 4, when she learned the classical Indian dance “Kathak” which is a dance of story tellers from the Mughal era. She has been performing solo since the age of 12 nationally and internationally, and has performed for The University of Western Australia and taught Bollywood dance for Multicultural Awareness to Indigenous groups. She has toured WA three times this year, performing and running interactive dance workshops to the less privileged schools in these areas.
Amutha comes to Bellacize with more than 20 years of experience as a choreographer and performing artist, and has been dancing since she was six years old. She is trained in Bharatnatyam; a classical Indian dance originated in Southern India, and she travels to India every year to gain better understanding of the classical Indian dance from experienced masters via personal classes and intensive workshops. Dance is her first love and passion and she enjoys teaching and spreading the love for all things in Bollywood and Classical dance.
Stephanie has been Belly dancing for over ten years, and been a gorgeous Burlesque and Bollywood performer for the last five. She is a seasoned member of Bellacize, having also been part of the company in Melbourne. Stephanie is a fiery and glamorous dancer who will add sparkle and ‘je ne sais quois’ to any occasion. Her specialties are Belly dance with a swirling, sensuous veil, or glittering Pussy Cat Dolls-style Burlesque. Stephanie has performed on 1 vs 100 for Eddie McGuire, in Federation Square for Diabetes Australia, and at the Adelaide Fringe Festival.
Myfanwy – or Myf as she is affectionately known – is a vivacious and energetic performer who loves helping people feel like a dancing superstar! Over the past 10 years, she has worked as a professional dancer, fitness instructor and personal trainer. When she’s not tearing up the dance floor, Myf brings the freedom of dance to her “everyday” job at fitness centres. She says the best part of teaching is seeing peoples eyes light up and you know they’ve ‘got it’! She has studied and taught most styles including house/hip hop, jazz and latin – but her specialities are bellydance, bootylicious, burlesque and bollywood.
Cath is a New Zealand born dancer with a strong background in Belly dance. Her skills also include Burlesque, Bollywood and Latin dance. Cath is an exciting, fun and outgoing entertainer, with a vibrant personality. She will teach you the tips and tricks to the dance style of your choice which will leave you giggling the night away with your friends. Cath puts any crowd at ease with her highly entertaining and engaging style. It is her mission to leave you feeling spoilt and completely satisfied.
Kimberley comes from a family of performers and, as such, made her performing debut touring England at the age of two. She has branched out somewhat since then, training in dance, drama, and music, and working nationally and internationally as a dancer, singer, actor, and creative consultant. Kimberley loves the stage and loves variety. Whether to kids in Australian schools, women in Thai prisons, or adults in Japanese night clubs, Kimberley loves seeing dance break down barriers, passionately believing in its transformative and uplifting power. With such a mixed bag of skills, Kimberley brings a little something extra to each performance. So hold onto your socks: a small dose of Kimberley might just knock them off!
You will love Rebecca. She’s bubbly, fun, statuesque and charismatic and the perfect Bellydance or Bollywood Princess for any party. Rebecca has studied Classical Indian Dance for over 6 years. She’s got a big personality and is sure to ‘wow’ any party! She is also one of Melbourne’s renowned Samba Dance Queens with fabulous costumes and va-va-voom! She teaches cultural workshops at schools all over the State, and is a qualified school teacher with a certificate 4 in personal training. She’s a gorgeous, talented all-rounder!
Shawin is an energetic dancer who cannot help but perform with a smile! Over the past 7 years she has entertained at functions including birthdays, engagements, weddings, and community events, with Bollywood and Bootylicious being her caliber. She has explored many styles from Jazz to Hip hop and will add glamor and spice to any event! Shawin loves bringing out the inner Bollywood Princess or Bootylicious Diva in everyone!