Sadie is an International performing artist, instructor and choreographer recognized worldwide as one of today’s most exciting and innovative Belly Dance artists.
First seen as a “Rising Star” on BD-TV Vol.II in 2004, Sadie is now featured in dozens of instructional and performance DVDs displaying her dynamic style of bellydance which has captivated audiences and inspired students around the globe.
As one of the most sought after performers and teachers of Belly Dance, Sadie has visited over 100 cities in more than 35 countries and is the most watched bellydancer on youtube with over 25 million hits on just one video clip alone. Sadie’s fans and colleagues have crowned her “The Queen of the Drum Solo”. Recently Sadie and her dance partner Kaya wowed the judges of “America’s Got Talent” and the American public all the way to the “Top 48″ out of 70,000 auditions on season 5 of the program. They are the only Bellydancers to make it that far on the American version of the show.
Sadie’s unique expression of Bellydance fuses together athleticism, grace and precision; attributes instilled in part by training in gymnastics and swimming for 14 years in her youth. In her late teens Sadie took up a new passion, Belly Dance. As a student, Sadie studied with many reputable Middle Eastern dance and music teachers from around the world. Her first inspiration and mentor in Bellydance was her teacher Joynan from Denver, Colorado. Other key, influential moments in her education include two extended trips to Turkey (including a dance tour with Eva Cernik) where she studied and observed the dance and learning to play the Doombek (the goblet shaped Middle Eastern hand drum) via master percussionist and musician Souhail Kaspar, which impressed a great understanding for the compexity of Middle Eastern music as well as the relationship between its distinct rhythms and the dance. Sadie continues to enrich and pursue her knowledge of this beautiful art form which is continually evolving and at the same time firmly rooted in traditions which can be traced back hundreds and even thousands of years.
Sadie has held a lifelong passion for dance, music and culture. In addition to Bellydance Sadie has studied and practiced other forms of world dance such as, Brazilian Samba, Salsa and Tahitian to name a few. This diverse background has given Sadie a style that is uniquely hers and a great command of movement and wisdom of dance that comes to life not only in her inspiring performances but also in her gift to teach and share her knowledge with her students. Sadie has had the honor and privilege of working with thousands of students from all walks of life and cultures around the world giving her great insight as an instructor.
Students of Sadie comment on her down to earth, witty teaching style that breaks down her movements in a way that literally anyone can understand and begin to work with.
Sadie’s styling and bellydance techniques, along with those developed together with her dance partner Kaya, have marked a new genre of bellydance defined by their signature isolations known as “Pops” and “Locks”, and is sought after and followed by students and teachers around the world. Together Sadie and Kaya have trained many up and coming dancers in the Denver area, The US as well as internationally. Many have been featured in their cutting edge dance company “Groove du Monde”. Based out of Denver, Colorado, when Sadie is not traveling the globe she can be found teaching her award winning bellydance classes as well as dancing at some of the city’s finest restaurants, nightclubs and events where, she has performed up to 300 shows in one year.
Sadie has received accolades such as “The Critic’s Choice” by the Denver Post and Westswords “Denver’s Best 2006″ for shows and dance classes. Other career hi-lights include dancing for celebrities like Will Smith and Kevin Fitzgerald of Animal Planet’s “Emergency Vets”, TV appearances in a James Bond commercial produced by Starz/Encore and choreographing for, and dancing in music videos and musicals. Watch Sadie & Kaya in their “Top 48″ (Quarter-Finals) of America’s Got Talent Season 5 performance, where they WOWED the judges and showcased their exciting bellydance performance for a mainstream American audience of 30 million plus viewers.
2012 will be another exciting and busy year with a full international travel schedule, new DVD releases and more. Be sure to view Sadie’s travel schedule on the “workshops” page of this site to see when she will be in your city or country. Visit the DVD store today to purchase instructional and performance DVDs featuring Sadie and Sadie & Kaya’s signature style of Bellydance including those “Pops” & “Locks”
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