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about elektra

Elektra: Professional bellydancer and teacher

Elektra heads up the Goddess of the Dunes belly dance company, and has been belly dancing since 2002 . Her undying passion for belly dance inspired her to share her belly dance journey with like minded women who are looking to enrich their lives through movement and music. She has been trained in Egypt and is proficient in Egyptian cabaret, floor work, fire sticks, cane, drum solos, single veil, short veils, shamadan (candelabra), sagat (finger cymbals), sword (scimitar), wings of Isis, and Moroccan tray. She is an athletic dancer and delivers energized performances in classical Egyptian style.

 

Elektra has been a professional performer since 2005 and has performed for Saudi royalty in Seychelles ,corporate clients at Sun City and Vodaworld, and has appeared in local TV shows and interviews.

how I got started

Elektra has always been a natural dancer and started dancing from a young age. She was first introduced to belly dancing when she went to Sheikh's Palace restaurant and was totally mesmerised by the belly dancer - a truly life changing moment. She fell in love with the art instantly and started taking lessons.

 

She loves belly dancing as it gives her complete freedom, peace and joy. It allows her to express her femininity in a powerful and liberating way. Dancing moves her emotionally, spiritually, physically in a way that cannot be explained but only felt. It is an expression that stretches, encapsulates and empowers a woman's body, mind and spirit.

corporate clients

Elektra has performed at the events of a number of corporate clients, including:

  • American Express
  • Anglo American
  • DELL
  • Microsoft
  • Didata
  • Standard Bank
  • FNB
  • IS (Internet Solutions)
  • Seeff Properties
  • Steers

tv appearances

MTV Base

Interview and performance in feature on sub-cultures within the African continent.

04/2007
Scandal (eTV)

Belly dancer in a restaurant scene.

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04/2008
Africa Magic (DSTV)

Interviewed on Africa Awakes, a daily breakfast programme. The show featured belly dance as a form of African entertainment.

03/2008
Binnelanders (MNET)

Belly dancer in a party scene.

06/2008
Soul Impressions (DSTV 115)

TV programme featuring different artists. Belly dance was featured showcasing Elektra and Goddess of the Dunes professional belly dance company.

02/2009
Hansa Ad
Main Brazillian carnvial dancer

08/2009

magazine/newspaper appearances

My Week Magazine
Article featuring various dance forms as the 'new gym'. Goddess of the Dunes and Elektra was featured for Belly Dance.
03/2009
Randburg Sun

Article featuring Elektra

09/2009

regular gigs

  • Manhattan Night Club
  • Sheikh's Palace, Rivonia
  • Pappa's, Nelson Mandela Square
  • The Balconi, Fourways View
  • Mythos, Design Quarter
  • Adega, Peter Place

teacher's training

  • Levels I and II
    Middle Eastern Dance Association

career highlights

  • Opening Goddess of the Dunes belly dance company in March 2007.
  • Being selected by Shape magazine to host the Johannesburg workshop in February 2008 when they ran a promotion featuring belly dancing workshops across the country.
  • Being invited to perform for a Saudi Sheikh and his guests in March 2008 at the Palace of the Lost City in Sun City.
  • Being invited again to perform for a Saudi Sheikh and celebrity audience in the Seychelles in September 2008.
  • Performing at the Women's Show at the Sandton Convention Centre in April 2008 and seeing our performances featured on Top Billing.
  • Training with world-renowned Rania from Belly Dance Superstars in May 2007.
  • Being trained in Egypt in 2007.

 

To book Elektra as a performer for your next function, please contact us.

 

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my photos

Elektra bellydancing with cane

Elektra bellydancing with fire sticks

Elektra bellydancing with veil

 

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