Born and bred in Christchurch New Zealand, The Ruby Lady is now a jet setting international Belly Dance and Folklore performer who is steadily forming an illustrious dance career.
She has appeared in large stage productions and Oriental Dance festivals throughout New Zealand as well as Sydney, San Francisco and New York, rocked South Sinai in Egypt performing nightly in luxury hotels and tourist attractions, and has traveled all across India dancing in weddings, festivals, Bollywood concerts and exclusive high end events.
The Ruby Lady has dedicated her life to studying this dance form, all the way from the cultural and aesthetic roots to the contemporary branches and beyond, and has traveled across the globe in pursuit of further knowledge and understanding of belly dance, the body and creativity. She has been hosted for workshops in every major city in her home country of New Zealand where she has taught with passion and generosity to sold out audiences. She has also taught in festivals and private studios in Australia, the United States and in the Nile Group Festival in Cairo.
It is through Oriental dance that The Ruby Lady has found a home, a community and a life-long obsession. Through her journey in dance she has discovered her own strength of mind, body and spirit, as well as the strength and beauty of those around her. It is, and always will be, her most important goal in life to share the liberation that she herself has found through learning, teaching and performing the art of belly dance. The Ruby Lady's website Image by: Shutter Squeeze