Performances, Workshops, Lectures

Helen performing with Hossam Ramzy & His Egyptian Ensamble in the Dance Queens of the Nile Show at the Bloomsbury Theatre



Since starting bellydance classes as a beginner in 2001 and then turning professional in 2005, I’ve been blessed to attend classes, courses and workshops with many of the greatest teachers in the world. But it was whilst undertaking the Hossam and Serena Ramzy Advanced Dancers course that I took the plunge and turned professional.

Holding a Diploma in Bellydance from the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA), I teach workshops on all elements of bellydance and I’ve had the honour of lecturing on bellydance for the IDTA.

If I had to pick, I’d say that some of the highlghts of my performance career have been performing with the Ramzy orchestra since 2006. Especially when we went all the way to Beijing, China! Here we are at the venue!



Some highlights from Helen’s past performances and events

  • Silk Route, London 19 January 2015
  • Hafla with Hossam and Serena Ramzy, Hurst, 29 November 2014
  • Shikh It! Kenton Theater, Henley-on-Thames, 22 October 2014
  • Shehnai Banqueting Hall, Reading 7, 8 and 14 December 2012
  • Bellydance Odyssey: a dazzling evening featuring the first ever graduates from the Drumzy School of Egyptian Music and Dance, November 2012
  • Silk Route, 23 November 2012, 2013, London
  • The Beijing Traditional Music Festival, Beijing, China, October 2012
  • Guest performer at Bellydance Trophies final, London, July 2012
  • 20 May Silk Route, London
  • June 20, 1.45pm Charity Coffee morning ‘Coffee in the Casbah’ hosted by the Santa Maria Bellydance Academy in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Swallowfield Parish Hall, Swallowfield
  • IDTA Exam Preparation Workshops February & March 2012
  • Workshop with Helen, 4 March 2012, 1.00-4.00pm, Loddon Valley Leisure, Rushey Way, Lower Earley, Reading, RG6 4GD
  • Silk Route featuring The Ramzy Dance Company, Sunday 28 May, Bahlam, London
  • The Shimmytastic Show, 24 March, Loddon Hall, Twyford
  • Performing with The Ramzy Dance Company 19 November, The Landau Forte College Theatre, Fox St., Derby, DE1 2LF
  • Silk Route Show, 20 November, London
  • Bellydance lecture at IDTA Freestyle seminar,15 May 2011
  • Workshop, Loddon Valley Leisure Centre, Reading 29 May 2011
  • MAJMA, 4 – 6 March 2011, performance in the headline show with The Ramzy Dance Company and Ramzy orchestra, Glastonbury
  • The Dance Queens of the Nile: Connections Saturday 5 February, The Bloomsbury Theatre, London
  • Lecture for IDTA Midlands Area, Sunday 19 September, Birmingham
  • Planet Egypt, featuring with the Ramzy Dance Company, Thursday 30 September, London
  • Arabesque Nights, Thursday 2 September, London
  • Saturday 17 July, an evening of Egyptian dance with Hossam and Serena Ramzy also featuring The Ramzy Dance Company, South Benfleet, Essex, UK
  • Saturday 15 May 2010 live in concert with Hossam and Serena Ramzy and the Ramzy Dance Company, Reading, UK.
  • Resident dancer at Silk
  • Route January and February 2010, London, UK
  • Solo with the Ramzy orchestra, October 2009, City Academy, Bristol, UK
  • ‘The Silk Route’ , hosted by Eva Green, March 2009, London, UK
  • Grand Hafla with Aziza organized by Charlotte Desorgher, January 2009, Croydon, UK
  • London African Music Festival solo with the Hossam Ramzy Orchestra, 5 September 2008, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank, London, UK
  • Saqarah showcase, February and October 2008; June 2010, London, UK
  • Persian-Egyptian-Turkish Music and Dance Festival solo performance with Hossam & Serena Ramzy, April 2008, Assembly Rooms, Bath
  • Planet Egypt, 2006 (‘Star’ performer), 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 London, UK
  • ‘Dance Queens of the Nile’ – solo and troupe performances with the
    Hossam Ramzy orchestra, October 2008, Bloomsbury Theatre, London, UK
  • Concert at the Gate Theatre, troupe performance with the Hossam Ramzy
    orchestra January 2007, Cardiff, UK
  • Concert at Union Chapel, solo performance with the Hossam Ramzy orchestra,
    October 2006, London, UK