Testimonial

"For our legendary 1001 arabian nights party we asked Cassandra to do a performance. She gave us a breathtaking Middle Eastern dance show, which was the highlight of our party. She is perfect in her moves and gave us an unforgettable performance! Luuk Tepe."
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At the age of five I started taking classical ballet classes. In my teens I switched to oriental dance and later to jazz and salsa. By practising ballet, jazz, pilates and bellydance I keep my body flexible and in shape. 

In the 90's I specialized in oriental bellydance. Since then - and still doing so to further my training - I regularly attend bellydance workshops, private training and masterclasses with international bellydance performers including Hossam and Serena Ramzy (Egypt/UK), Randa Kamel (Egypt), Dalila of Cairo (Egypt), Adam Basma (USA), Jillina (USA), Rachel Brice (USA), Sadie (USA), Sandra (USA) and Sonia (USA). After studying Indian, Libanese and Egyptian techniques I developed my own elegant bellydance style. 

I work for companies and individuals in the Netherlands and abroad. During my career I performed in several theatres (including Royal Theatre Carré in Amsterdam) and danced in Dubai, Egypt, Oman, Turkey, India and USA.
As a volunteer I organized bellydance workshops and performances for 'Stichting Europa Kinderhulp'.

In my teaching I emphasize technique and posture while building flexibility and strength. The basic bellydance techniques are easy to follow. Regardless of age, figure or cultural background anyone can learn bellydance.

I hold bachelor's and master's degrees in communications, economics, coaching and change management. During my master thesis (change management) I proved the positive effect of bellydance on people's vitality. In addition I am a Polestar® certified pilates trainer which contributes to a conscious and safe way of training and teaching.

Warm regards,
Danseres Cassandra / Gladys (Founder Studio Danseres Cassandra)