Meet the Team
We are dancers, musicians and artists, sharing our creative vision in this collaborative space.
Belinda, Hana and Isabella.
Dance Art Etc was born from a love affair with all things creative.
When art teacher, Hana, and bellydance teacher, Belinda, needed to expand their studios, they decided to join forces and create a dedicated space in the Sunshine Coast’s colourful hub of Nambour. Isabella, a talented singer-songwriter, completes our team with her savvy business and marketing skills.
Our vision is a creative space that welcomes people from diverse and multicultural backgrounds to share their offerings with our community.
Co Founder of DAE and Embellyment, Belinda runs beginner & intermediate belly dance classes as well as song circles. Her passion and devotion to Creation is the fuel of many projects and productions and community is her main goal.
Co Founder of DAE, Hana is an artist and runs Sienna By The Sea Art!
She hosts art events, art workshops, Sip and Paint sessions, corporate events around the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane areas.
Phoenix Onesong Marolda
Phoenix believes that each of us has a unique role to play in our evolving culture and in the shifting of the current paradigm. She has committed her life to co-creating spaces and opportunities for people to unite and put their pieces of the puzzle together.
Natalee is a choreographer, teacher and performer. Her dream is for life to be a musical, to break out in song and dance in the street. Classes are designed to be playful, creative, connected to your own and each other’s life-force and to create individual and group beauty that disrupts the mundane.
Sara Gauthier-Santerre is an Embodied Temple Keeper, Intuitive Movement facilitator, Joyful Dancer and Lover of life. Technically trained in Modern Ballet, Jazz and Hiphop, she strives to bring a more holistic approach to Dance.
Arte Flamenco was established to promote, strengthen and teach the authentic, traditional art form of Flamenco, as it is in Spain. It aims to foster a genuine appreciation for Flamenco.
Allowing your heart to guide you, will always lead you to where you need to be. Chantel is an intuitive Yoga Guide, Clairsentient, Medicine Woman, Nurturer, Facilitator, and Artist.
Khushbhu was born in Rajasthan and shares her family’s Kalbeliya Dance. Dance and music is about survival and freedom for her mother’s community, and within it is a deeply symbolic and storytelling aspect.
Co Founder of DAE Isabella is the bones behind the community. Organisation, finance and admin are her strengths and she pours a lot of love into the business side while also singing with her sister in their duo The Bellbirds.
Medieval Armoured Combat! Team Vultures is a full contact medieval combat team on the Sunshine Coast in QLD that have their training groups at DAE.
Bec has extensive experience in traditional bellydance, folkloric dances of the Middle East, and modern fusion styles. Her shows include a variety of props to stun your crowd – veil, zills, fans, sword, wings, and cane.
Israel Ortiz Castellanos
Israel is a master of Cuban contemporary and folkloric dance and his energetic & easy-going attitude brings a lightness and a sense of fun to his audiences.
Diane is a writer, editor and blogger, choreographer, dancer and performer! She taught for many years with Bella Bellydance School and now runs classes at DAE with her bellydance fam!
Chony’s Art Room!
An experienced, qualified and QCT registered Visual Arts Teacher with over 20 years experience facilitating Visual Art classes & workshops for all ages and abilities from kindergarten to adults including those with disabilities within Australian Indigenous Communities, PNG & internationally.
Zenthai Shiatsu Therapist, Pregnancy Zenthai, Zenthai Flow Teacher, Yoga Teacher, Physical Education Teacher. Dani is a passionate advocate for physical well-being and personal transformation.
Mel is a creative writer, copywriter and editor with a background in naturopathy and herbal medicine. Mel is our behind the scenes with all things website & admin. If you’re looking for an editor or web designer, Mel is your gal!
‘Sing because this is a food our starving world needs. Laugh because that is the purest sound.’
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We’d love for you to join the Dance Art Etc family. If you have a class, workshop or event that needs a home, get in touch!
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