The Jamealah Bellydance School
From the humble beginnings of one class based in Palmerston in the Northern Territory of Australia, The Jamealah Bellydancers were founded in the year 2000 by Myfanwy, a professional bellydance soloist, newly returned to Darwin from studying with other dance groups and teachers in Australia.
This small ‘one day a week’ class has since flourished into a fully fledged bellydance school that has been running for almost 2 decades. Boasting multiple instructors, the Jamealah Bellydance school runs throughout the year offering tuition from basic beginners through to advanced levels in a variety of formats and at various venues around Darwin.
As Jamealah bellydance students reach certain skill benchmarks, they are then offered opportunities to perform as a group at various community events, thus giving them performance experience. Once enough experience in performing is attained, the Jamealah Director may invite some students to join the Jamealah Dancers Performance Troupe. Troupe members are often requested to perform at various private functions, restaraunts and corporate events in the Northern Territory.
Soloist, Teacher and Artistic Director
Myfanwy, BBSc(Psych.), is the Founder, Troupe Director and full-time Manager of the Jamealah Bellydancers; Darwins’ busiest Bellydance School and Performance Troupe.
A displined professional with over 20 years experience in her art, Myfanwy has studied with many leading International Master Teachers and the cream of top Australian Instructors in the art of bellydance; her technique has been descibed by many as ‘deliciously captivating and powerfully precise’.
Managing her time as a professional performer, teacher and Artistic Director of the dynamic and popular Middle Eastern dance troupe ‘The Jamealah Bellydancers’, Myfanwy has devoted her life to dance and is an inspiration to her students and co-dancers alike.
Soloist and Teacher
Being the daughter of an experienced bellydancer, Katie was always going to be a standout performer and is one of the Jamealah Bellydancers Premier Soloists. A warm and inclusive teacher, Katie is an inspiration to her students and dance colleagues alike.
Teacher & Performer
Dancing tap and jazz ballet from a young age has given Melissa a solid grounding in dance technique. Combined with her extensive study of Egyptian Oriental Dance Styles Melissa is a teacher of much knowledge in the art of Bellydance and is a masterful and mesmerising Performer.
Melissa teaches for the Jamealah Bellydancers and is the owner of Darwin City Bellydance, offering classes in the CBD.
Formerly one of Sydney’s Busiest and Most Accomplished Bellydance Entertainers Georgette relocated to Darwin a few years ago. Throughout her extensive career Georgette has had professional contracts to perform in the Middle East and other countries, as well as being engaged to perform in some of the most exclusive events in Australia.
An experienced teacher, Georgette is an engaging and delightful instructor.
See Our Regular Performances
The Jamealah Bellydancers offer Bellydance Classes throughout the year, holiday programs, in-house and community performance events, visiting teacher workshops and professional entertainment for corporate, cultural and private events.