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Gemma Sahara Belly Dancer Bristol - Belly Dance Classes

Bristol based Belly Dancer providing belly dance classes and professional performance for festivals, restaurants and special family occasions covering the Bristol, Gloucester, Worcester and South West area.

Early Beginnings

I am a classically trained ballet dancer having trained in Russian style classical ballet with the Pavlov Ballet School.

I have danced with ballet companies at various venues around Bristol, Bath and the South West including the Redgrave Theatre, The Pump Rooms and The Colston Hall.I have taught and choreographed ballet and modern dance pieces and have taken part in many theatre shows as well as appearing on ITV, BBC, appearing in a BAFTA nominated documentary on BBC2 and The Guardian.

Belly Dance Discovery

My French great grandmother was one of the first professional cabaret belly dancers in Western Europe. She had a long career in dance which took her around the world performing at world class venues in Paris and New York. She was a resident dancer at the Folies Bergere in Paris in the early 1900s.

Inspired by my great grandmother, I began to learn oriental dance (belly dance) and spent extensive time in North Africa and was taken by the beauty of the dance. I loved the dance, it's expression, the music and began to learn this enchanting art form. I am now performing professionally around Bristol and the South West performing in restaurants, weddings, hen parties and corporate events.

I hold the IDTA Gold Belly Dance certification with Honours and PreAssociate of classical ballet with Distinction.

I am currently studying for the Teacher of Dance (Ballet and Belly Dance) Diploma with the IDTA (International Dance Teacher's Association).

If you wish to hire me as a dancer for your event please contact me on 07583 440 944 or visit my website


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07583 440 944