Welcome to the official website of professional Middle Eastern and World dance instructor, choreographer, and performer, Belynda Azhaar. Belynda is currently living in Shanghai, China, and travels worldwide teaching workshops, performing, and judging competitions. To date she has taught workshops and performed in Australia, China, Egypt, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Malta, Mongolia, Philippines, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, and Vietnam.
NEWS: Dr. Belynda Azhaar is now located in Shanghai, China.
Belynda Azhaar is a professional Performing Artist (actress, dancer, musician, singer) and Instructor/Choreographer with more than 20 years experience in TV, stage, and screen productions. She combines her acting, music, and dance skills to create powerful performances; from soulful, to playful, to exciting! A rising star of Raqs Sharqi (a.k.a. belly dance/Middle Eastern dance/Oriental dance), Belynda Azhaar is quickly gaining popularity worldwide; she has performed workshop tours in Australia, China, Egypt, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Malta, Mongolia, Philippines, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, and Vietnam.
Music & Dance Instructor
her professional, methodical, well-organised yet flexible teaching style;
providing the individual attention and feedback needed for students to improve;
her careful explanation and detailed break-down of dance movement;
generously sharing her performance, musical, and cultural knowledge.
A professional instructor specialising in adult education, Belynda Azhaar brings more than 15 years teaching experience to the classroom. She is a motivational, fun, caring, and supportive teacher known for:
Event Organiser, Producer & Promoter
In the past, to raise awareness and appreciation of Middle Eastern & World music and dance, Belynda Azhaar organised haflas in Seoul, South Korea.
She also produced charity events such as the Aid Gaza Benefit Night and World Belly Dance Day fundraisers.
As a community service to fellow dance artists, Belynda promotes bellydance classes, workshops, festivals, competitions and shows happening in Asia through the Bellydance Events in Asia group on Facebook.
Researcher (Ethnomusicologist & Dance Ethnologist)
Dr. Belynda Azhaar, PhD, is currently researching the history, culture, music, and dance of various areas such as Al-Andalus, Central Asia, and the Silk Road.
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online instructional videos:
"I always watch a video with a bit of trepidation - but yours 'wow'd' me to bits!! You're extremely talented, graceful, a wonderful dancer and soooo fluid - loved your 'belly dance on a drum' - really wonderful!"
"Best hagallah instruction I have seen to date. Thank you."
"A remarkably amazing teacher, and an amazing performer too. Thank you, Belynda."