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Dancers | Ashley

Ashley took her first class in Middle Eastern dance in 1995 under the instruction of Nahida. Ashley has continued to further her dance training by studying with many of the world’s finest belly dancers including Randa Kamal, Khalid Mahmoud, Jillina, Yousry Sharif, Amir Thaleb, Suhaila Salimpour and Tamalyn Dallal. Ashley firmly believes that dance is a constant evolution and a life long commitment to learning.

Ashley is widely known for her expressive and personable performances that stay true to the pure Oriental style of Raks Sharqi. She is a polished dancer who loves to perform and has a natural joie de vivre.

To date, Ashley has performed in Canada, the United States, Trinidad, and in London, UK. Ashley has been performing in most of the Greek, Persian, and Arabic restaurants and venues in Vancouver, BC since 2001. Ashley has also performed in many festivals, multicultural events, in theatres, and on television. She regularly travels to London, UK performing in Arabic restaurants and venues to live musicians. In 2004, Ashley was a featured headliner in the “Young Stars: Sunidhi Chauhan and KK” Bollywood concert in Trinidad with Universal Concerts. Ashley has performed with Arabic composer and producer Jef Stott, as well as world music DJ and composer extraordinaire Cheb I Sabbah.

Ashley was a principal dancer in the Vancouver based Middle Eastern folkloric and debke troupe “Ninawa: Eastern Magic” from 2005 – 2008. In addition to belly dance, Ashley has been seriously studying flamenco since 2007 both in Vancouver, BC and in London, UK. Ashley is also a yoga enthusiast and is very committed to fitness and wellness.

Ashley has been teaching beginner and intermediate belly dance since 2002.  Ashley firmly believes in proper body mechanics and teaches with a firm sense of proprioception.   She has a very strong student following, and credits this to her love of the dance form and her instruction style.  Ashley has been instructing at Riley Park community centre since 2007.

Ashley is a graduated Rehabilitation Assistant working in the fields of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech language pathology.  She is currently working on her Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation through the University of Calgary.

To book Ashley for an event, please contact 604. 916. 6598 - ashley@haremdancers.com

For information about Ashley’s classes and registration, check the Harem Events page.

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