Belly dancers in South Africa
Cape Town Belly Dancer and Instructor, Tanaya, performs the beautiful and mesmerising art of Oriental Dance, and her exhilarating show and sophisticated skill of authenticity will add the 'wow' factor to any event or function.
Having traveled extensively to many Middle Eastern and North African countries as a child, the magic, exotic aromas and vibrant colours of these mysterious lands made a huge impact and have influenced much of what Tanaya does and enjoys today.
Not only has she danced as a professional entertainer for many years, but Tanaya has also studied the art with many respected leaders in belly dance both locally and internationally, such as; Lindie Lila, Tenille Lindeque, Natasha Wells Van Der Merve, Ajsa Samia, Leyla Nahrawess, Tamalyn Dallal, Mahmoud Reda, and in 2009 she returned from Bali where she attended the third and final level of Hadia’s Middle Eastern dance teacher training courses as well as an intensive dance training course. More recently she attended the 2013 Ahlan Wa Sahlan Oriental Dance Festival in Cairo, Egypt that is hosted annually by Madame Raqia Hassan. This year she attended workshops with Jillina and Heather Aued from the Belly Dance Superstars.
As well as training with these masters in the art form, Tanaya continues her education with a large collection of imported dvd's and by participating in as many workshops, given by international stars, as her busy schedule will allow.
Stirring music, dazzling costumes, an array of props and Tanaya’s dancing all combine to deliver unrivaled entertainment.
Tanaya was a dancing member of Palace Of The Winds, Cape Town.
Tanaya is the principle dancer of the Yalla Alimah Bellydance Company.
Other artistes workshops attended:
- Asja Samia, Beverley, Leyla Nahrawess
- Hadia, Tamalyn Dallal, Mahmoud Reda
- 2009 Sheyla, Mihrimah,
- 2010 Pablo Acosta, Maya Gaorry, Paola Blanton
- 2011 Miss Bellydance Switzerland, Allia, Danisa of Argentina, Yasmina of Cairo
- 2012 Karim Nagi, Bozenka
- 2013 Ahlan Wa Sahlan - Zaza Hassan, Atef and Magdy, Michele Trentin, Doaa Sallam, Magdy Antar, Hossam Elmansy
- 2014 Jillina & Heather Aued
- 2015 IODF - Irina Shamira and Artemis
- Tanaya currently resides in Cape Town, South Africa.
Yalla Alimah belly dance troupe
Gail, Deva, Paschaline, Stephanie, Shana, Tanaya
A well rehearsed bellydance group with a dynamic & eclectic mix of professional & amateur performers.
We have classical Egyptian style choregraphies that will satisfy the most discerning of Oriental audiences. Modern American Cabaret dances with an edgy style for the western audience and scintilatingly super-sharp drum solos for that exciting finale to any show.
Solo's, duo's, trio's and full group performances can be part of your Middle Eastern entertainment. Authentic Middle Eastern music is always used and a variety of props can be included.
Book Yalla Alimah Bellydance Company for your function, and impress your friends and/or clients with your impeccable taste and style.
Costumes by Bellique