When I stepped into my first belly dance class I had no idea of the impact it would have on my life. I've always been quite a shy person and the idea of standing in front of a mirror with a bunch of strangers and doing something so out of my comfort zone made me nervous as hell. But I'd always wanted to dance, and at the age of 18, belly dance seemed a little less scary and a whole lot more interesting than your more 'mainstream' styles.
I was always quite self conscious. Some days I felt like I was too skinny, making me 'un-womanly', other days I had myself convinced that I was too fat. At first belly dance was fun and interesting, but over time I noticed my confidence improving, and as I started to perform I realised that on any day I could happily put on a belly dance costume and feel womanly and beautiful. That's because belly dance celebrates all women, of any shape, any background, any 'look.' I still have my off days, like we all do, but the improvement has been amazing.
Belly dance became an addiction and an obsession. It sparked a love and appreciation for all forms of dance, but as I became more involved, I began to notice that belly dance doesn't quite get the same recognition as other dance forms. It deserves a much better reputation than it has been given, and after I completed my Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design, I realised that perhaps I could help.
Through design I believe it's possible create the impression of class and beauty. I want to help to raise the profile of the dance by giving those both outside and within the belly dance community a worthy impression of the art form, and the schools, performers and events that present and represent it.
I've worked with some of the best dancers in Australia and overseas to create branding and logos, flyers, posters, event collateral, flyers, facebook banners, tops and heaps more for performers, dance schools and events of all sizes.
Some of the larger scale events I've worked on include:
"To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking"Agnes De Mille