Meet our Belly Dancers

JOANNE LORDESS

Joanne Lorddess Camilleri is a Toronto based performer, producer, instructor and choreographer in Middle Eastern arts and performance arts in various dance realms. Her extensive dance training started at a young age, exploring the subtle nuances of Kathak, Bharatanatyam, with renowned master teachers from the East, while widening her scope and understanding of the delicate intricacies of modern and tribal fusion belly dance and musicality abilities with World teachers. Since the year 2000 she has been entertaining at the Sultans Tent and Cafe Morocc, and the Berber Lounge in Toronto and other venues across Canada, including the US , and Europe, she has been cast in film and has made appearances' in Reality TV and in Live Theatre. Joanne has produced her own Belly Dance Instructional DVD. She is in her 7th year directing staging and choreographing her theater Production of INANNA. Joanne instructs middle eastern arts and continues to create solo performances and original Middle Eastern inspired fusion dance pieces, with her unique style and grace that has captured audiences from all around the world.

CLAUDIA

Claudia is a Toronto based professional bellydancer with over 10 years of  experience. Having studied   with established world  renowned artists such as  Yasmina Ramzy, Bassam Bishar, Suleiman Warwar, Robert  DeRosier,  Camelia of Cairo,  Mohammed Salah, Jeff  Dimitriou, Sashar Zarif, Ferda  Bayazit and many more.

 

Claudia has been  fortunate to receive rich and  thorough training. From 2006  to 2017 Claudia was a Lead  dancer for Yasmina Ramzy's  professional company,  Arabesque Canada. During  this time she performed in 5  major productions  alongside the company  orchestra at Fleck  Dance Theatre. 


More recently Claudia has been studying the art of flamenco with international and  touring artist Maria Serrano.  Using flamenco as a tool to  improve and diversify her  bellydance  artistry, Claudia continues to  perform as a  soloist throughout the city.

LEIGH

Leigh has been a life long 

performer & lover of dance  and movement. She began  training as do many little girls in ballet class & later moved  into modern dance. She was  also a competitive figure  skater for many years which is what eventually led her to  bellydance. 

 

Her adoration of Middle Eastern dance & music began when she was asked to compose a  figure skating  choreography on Middle Eastern Music. Always wanting to be throrough, she set her  research on bellydance &  found Arabesque Academy in Toronto. There, she fell in love with the sensuality of the  movements & the complexity & texture of the music. She  trained at Arabesque  Academy for years, eventually becoming a teacher & popular solo performer.

Photo Credit: Pedro Bonatto De Castro

CATHERINE

At an early age, Catherine began her formal dance  training with classes in ballet, jazz and modern dance.  Later in life, this Toronto-area native began an 

exploration of other dance forms which lead to the 

discovery of a lasting artistic  passion for Middle Eastern  dance.  

 

Catherine has  studied her craft with  renowned dancers and  instructors like  Yasmina Ramzy, Melissa Gamal, Sarita Gayle Alvarez and  Nikki Mutch and international artists such as Luna of Cairo, Camellia Masreya and  Mohammad  Salah.  

 

Since 2012, she continues to  refine her art as a  member of the Arabesque  Dance Company.  Catherine  has performed at numerous events throughout the  Toronto area, including the  the 2014 production of  SAWAH and the opening  ceremonies for the 2015 Pan  Am Games. Catherine is also a trained Flamenco  dancer, who has a life-long love affair with dance  and a passion that only  continues to grow

GABRIELA 

Gabriela is a professional  belly dancer from Toronto.

 

  Her cheerful  dance style and unique  musical interpretation have  made her a sought after  performer in the Middle East  community. 

 

She has loved to dance all her life and began to learn the  art of belly dancing at the age of 14. 

 

She  received most of her training in Buenos Aires, Argentina  and in 2015, she graduated as a belly dancing  instructor. Drive to expand he  knowledge, she has taken lessons with instructors from all  over the world. 

Gabriela currently teachers  belly dance in Toronto and  performs at private events  and festivals. She has  been dancing at The Sultan's Tent  since 2016.

KATRINA

Katrina is a Toronto based Dance Artist who has focused most of her dance training in Egyptian style Belly dance. She was a regular performer with Arabesque Dance Company for 6 years, and was fortunate to perform in 5 full scale productions with live Arabic musicians.

 

This experience nourished her love of Middle Eastern music, and she continues to enjoy it as a regular performer at The Sultans Tent

NOUR

Nour has been bellydancing professionally for 14 years,and dancing unprofessionally since she was old enough to walk! You may have seen her perform at restaurants, weddings, birthdays and cultural events across the GTA including the CNE, Carassauga and Canada Day at Yonge-Dundas Square; in the paper, on the web or on City TV. Nour has trained extensively with Habeeba Hobeika; and she is a longtime member of Habeeba's Egyptian Dance Ensemble. Nour also studied with Nada El Masriya, Orkideh at Serpentia North, Audra at Darkside and many of the big name dancers who come to town including Rakia, Randa, M. Reda and Dr. Geddawi.  Nour's specialty is classic Egyptian Raks Sharqi and wedding entertainment. However, she loves folklore the best, especially Reda style and Saidi.  She also dabbles in Dabke, Iraqi, contemporary Oriental and fusion styles. 

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