As a Belly Dance instructor and performer,
Joanne offers students and audiences a fun and
exotic experience of Modern Egyptian and Turkish
styles. Many of her costumes are designed and
created by herself.
Her experience allows her to teach all ages from
kids to teens to adults so that they can be
taught at the correct level and the participants
can achieve what they want (such as fitness,
culture awareness, improvisation or just for
fun). She has taught at various schools and
community groups in Kent with positive feedback.
She also dances at the Arabian and Mediterranean
'Azouma' restaurant in Canterbury every Thursday
Joanne has performed at: Folkestone
Multi-Cultural Festival, 'Brothers of the
Baladi' show in Canterbury, 'To Everyone's
Delight', Folkestone Schools for Girl's 'Summer
Mela' concert, 'Kent Dance Fusion' and more. She
has been taught by some fantastic performers
such as Aziza, Ozgen, Josephine Wise and Sadie.
Joanne began performing at the age of seven as a
singer and dancer to help her to become less shy
in life. She always had a love of different
music genres and dance styles which she gained
from her musical upbringing.
She attended a collection of Performing Art
courses where she learnt a variety of dance
styles from contemporary to musical theatre. She
also discovered a talent as an instructor as she
found it exciting to work with various ages from
school kids to adults and could explain things
well while having fun. Joanne graduated in 2009
with a BA in Performing Arts.
While studying she began to take Belly Dance
lessons at a local class in Canterbury and found
that no other dance had the effect that this one
did. She began to feel more confident about
herself as a whole and it helped her to get
through the stresses of University and brought a
big smile to her face.
As she trained in Belly Dance she got involved
in many student performances and gained much
positive feedback from audiences. From this she
decided to go solo
Wanting to encourage others to feel more
positive about their body and mind Joanne
decided to set up Metamorphosis in 2009 after
completing her degree to spread the joy and the
art of Belly Dance.