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about natasha

Natasha: Professional bellydancer and teacher Natasha is a teacher and professional performer with the Goddess of the Dunes belly dance company, and has been belly dancing since 2001. She has been trained by renowned Egyptian dancer Liza Laziza, bellydance Superstar Rania, and tribal bellydancers Sherri Wheatley from the USA and Laura Monteith from the UK. She is proficient in sword balancing, Isis wings, zills (finger cymbals), veil, double veil, the Dance of the Seven Veils, cane, Lebanese wedding dance (tray balancing), and fire sticks. Her style is a fusion of Egyptian cabaret and Lebanese folk, with elements of Latin dance to add some spice.

 

Natasha has been a professional performer since 2002 and has performed in Canada, Italy, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and across South Africa.

 

how I got started

Natasha was introduced to belly dancing at the Sheikh’s Palace Lebanese Restaurant after going there for dinner, and was spellbound at the beauty and mystery of the dance. She began taking lessons soon after.

 

Being a belly dance performer allows her to express her creativity and femininity. It challenges her from a physical perspective, and enables her to entertain and be entertained by people.

corporate clients

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

  • ABSA Bank
  • Dell
  • Didata
  • Eskom
  • SA Breweries
  • Price Waterhouse
  • Microsoft
  • Pangbourne
  • Pick ‘n Pay
  • Nedbank

tv appearances

Tube (SABC 2)

Afternoon variety show for young people.

Big Brother (MNET)

Video shoot for the theme song.

magazine/newspaper features

The Star

Restaurant review of Sheikh’s Palace.

The Star

Belly dance article: Shalimar’s studio.

The Sandton Chronicle

Belly dance article: sword dancing.

Polokwane local newspaper

News Café Opening performance.

Welkom local newspaper

Ocean basket performance.

regular gigs

  • Manhattan Night Club
  • Sheikh's Palace, Rivonia
  • Ocean's Basket, Westgate
  • Ocean's Basket, North Riding
  • Ocean's Basket, Caraglen
  • Ocean's Basket, Centurion

career highlights

  • Performing for the Springbok Rugby Team at Ellis Park.
  • Performing for Turkish Embassy.
  • Performing for Egyptian Embassy.
  • Performing for numerous Lebanese Church functions.
  • Being flown around South Africa to dance for the Ocean Basket.

 

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

 

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my photos

Natasha, professional bellydancer

Natasha bellydancing with fire sticks at private function

Natasha in red costume

Natasha bellydancing with veil

 

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