Nicole started learning Bellydance in 2002 in Guelph with Hiba. During her studies under Hiba, she eventually became a member of Halawa Dance Company, Hiba’s dance troupe. In 2006, Nicole left Halawa and moved to Toronto where she attended classes and workshops at Arabesque Academywhere she studied with Yasmina Ramzy and other talented Arabesque teachers. She then attended classes at Habeeba’s Egyptian Bellydance Studio where she studied under Habeeba Hobeika. From there, Nicole went on to study at BellyUp in Oakville under Joharah. In 2011, Nicole moved back to Guelph and began studies with Ishra. In 2012, Nicole was an apprentice member of Invoketress Dance troupe and became an official member of the troupe in January 2013. Nicole has also taught Bellydance classes at Groove Studios in Guelph.
Nicole’s love of middle eastern dance comes from the way it awakens the feminine power within and empowers women in their bodies, hearts and minds. She looks forward to many Bellydance adventures to come!
Live improv to live saxophone: