"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."
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 oriental 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)