BIO

Kevla’s dance education began when she was 5 years old, with years of extensive study in ballet, jazz, and modern.  Bringing this background to her love of Middle Eastern dance gives her a versatility and dedication to be reckoned with.  She has been performing as a professional soloist in bellydance since 2014, and prior to that with professional troupes.

 

Training and Qualifications:

 

  • Completed the Diversities of the Middle East Summer Seminar put on by the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies (August 2020)

  • Completed level two of Journey through Egypt, an overview course on the movement and cultural diffusion in the different regions of Egypt (February 2019)

  • Twice completed Aziza's Dreamcamp, a week-long intensive (July 2015 and Feb 2018)

  • Egyptian and American Cabaret with Nicola (2012-2017)

  • Second place winner, Professional Fusion Soloist, at the international Yaa Halla Y'all Bellydance Star Competition (August 2016)

  • Member of Dance Manitoba

  • Regularly attends local and international workshops with renowned instructors, such as Aziza, Amanda Rose, Melissa Gamal, Ranya Renee, Michelle Joyce, Vanessa of Cairo, and many more.

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Career Highlights:

 

  • Featured performer at the inaugural Egyptian pavilion at Folklorama (University Centre, Manitoba, August 2019)

  • Performer, "Dance Manitoba Showcase Concert" (Pantages Playhouse Theatre, Manitoba, November 2018 and November 2019)

  • Performer, Workshop Instructor, and co-producer, "Shivers and Shimmies" (Rachel Browne Theatre, Manitoba, February 2016, February 2017, and February 2018)

  • Performer, "Scheherezade and the 1001 Nights," a theatrical dance spectacle with Amar Egyptian Dance and Bolero Spanish Dance (Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain, May 2017)

  • Guest Performer, "Aziza Gala Show" (Edmonton, Alberta, February 2017)

  • Second place winner in Professional Fusion Soloist, Yaa Halla Y'all Bellydance Star Competition (Dallas, Texas, August 2016)

  • Performer, "RAW: Winnipeg Presents Reveal" (441 Main Nightclub, July 2016)

  • Guest performer, "Daughters of Atlas Bellydance Festival" (Grand Forks, North Dakota, May 2016)

  • Guest performer, "Showcase with Michelle Joyce" (Tulsa, Oklahoma, April 2016)

  • Guest performer, "Aalim Starfest Showcase" (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, August 2015)

  • Performer, "Central Canadian Circus Arts Showcase"   (Gas Station Arts Centre, Manitoba, March 2015)

  • Performer, “Dancing Dreams and Tragedies,” a show   featuring folkloric and contemporary dances from Palestine, Egypt, Syria, and Lebanon (Prairie Theatre Exchange, October 2014)

  • Performer, “The Solstice Spectacular” (Gas Station Arts Centre, June 2014)

  • Performer, “Cleopatra,” a theatrical dance spectacle with Amar Egyptian Dance and Bolero Spanish Dance (Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain, July 2013)