Dilara

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About Me

Dilara has always been interested in music and the arts since young, starting out with the violin at age 4. Her passion for the arts also propelled her to take up some Theatre modules during her university days. Although bellydancing started out merely as a form of exercise for her, Dilara’s love for the dance art grew along with her appreciation for the music of the Middle East. Today, along with the family at Bellydance Discovery, she strives to bring together three aspects of art into one – Music, Theatre, Bellydance – bringing a whole new level of experience to the audience.

Apart from dancing, Dilara also enjoys catching plays and musicals, photography, and crafting hand-made cards for her friends and family.

 

Education Qualification

Bachelor of Arts National University of Singapore, Major in Communications and New Media

 

Teaching Style

Dilara believes in constant progression and improvement – it is okay to start slow with baby steps but more importantly with continuous effort and practice, it will lead to progression and significant improvement in the long run!

Have fun! There are no boundaries to expressing yourself through dance.

 

Dance & Performing Experience

2013

-Serkan Tutar’s Shaabi Workshop

-SSF Masterclass Workshops with Anastasia Biserova and Arina Fisova

-Serap Su & Serkan Tutar Choreography Workshop

-Rakkas Istanbul Dance Festival 2013 in Turkey with Masters: Sharon Kihara, Serap Su, Mercedes Nieto , Gul Nihal, Tuba Saka, Orit Maftsir and Suzan Ayvaz

2012

- Angella Kim’s Fan Veil Workshop

-Hilton’s Broadway Fusion Choreography and American Tribal Fusion (ATS) Techniques Workshop

-Nigma’s Techniques Workshop

 

Major Performances

2013

-Mediacorp First VI Live at Jalan Besar Stadium Samba performance

-Singapore Golden Sands International Bellydance Festival 2013

-Freeing SG Official Launch 2013

-Bellydance Discovery 9th Anniversary Charity Concert

-Asian Global Bellydance Competition 2013 – Amateur Solo Category

-Asian Global Bellydance competition 2013 – Amateur Troupe Category

-Rakkas Istanbul Dance Festival 2013 in Turkey – Open Stage Performance and Closing Gala

2012

-Asia Global Bellydance Competition 2012 – Solo Category

-Asia Global Bellydance Competition 2012 – Closing Gala

-Singapore Brand Gala Dinner 2012

-Bellydance Discovery Inaugural Musical – Emotionally Yours

-Mediacorp Thye Hua Kwan Charity Concert 2012

2011

-Bellydance Discovery Annual Concert 2011 – Dance Chameleon

 

What I want to see in my students

Safety is of the essence. Take care of your body and it will take care of you in return. Not to mention, still having happy feet 10 to 20 years down the road!

Small steps go a long way!

 

Favourite Quote

“If you dance with your heart, your body will follow.” – Mia Michaels