Darkstar is one of the UK’s most celebrated performers of Tribal and Dark Fusion belly dance. She loves to use robotics, tutting and fluid stylisations to create dynamic, engaging routines. Renowned for her creative choreography and musicality, she often creates theatrical and emotionally charged routines to showcase the creative side of her dance. She has progressed to developed her own unique style termed ‘Belly Popping’, a fusion of Belly dance and Popping (a street dance funk style) which she has encompassed within a darker aesthetic.
In 2013 Darkstar was honored to be featured in the first ever Tribal Fusion UK DVD, a performance and instructional DVD showcasing 6 featured performers. Having taught and performed all over Europe and the US she has an extensive CV in all manor of events with particular performance highlights in New York, Washington DC, San Francisco, Montreal, Paris and Milan to name a few. Training intensively within Belly Dance, Tribal Fusion and Popping, she studied with leading performers in these dance forms and is now passionate about passing down her knowledge and inspiring students in these intense and captivating dance style. Aside from traveling all over the world seeking continued dance development her favorite training ground is Pineapple dance Studios, London’s leader in all forms of dance where she attends weekly classes.
Darkstar is the event organiser and creative director of Dark Britannia, Londons yearly dark and theatrical show and training weekend founded in 2012 which attracts dancers world wide. In 2013 Darkstar Dance company evolved, whereby Darkstar as the Creative Director and Lead Choreographer, produced ‘The Belly Dancer’, a 3 night show as part of the Camden Fringe Festival, which went on to be a huge success selling out all 3 shows and winning rave reviews from critics in the heart of Camden Town London. When she is not developing her own dance, travelling or running her popular events she teaches weekly classes in London and is always working hard to train her advanced student group and her semi professional group ‘Team Darkstar’ who are a dedicated group of dancers that have trained under her guidance for a number of years and are the future of our dance.
Read more about Darkstar and her journey through dance here