Sam Eades


Sam fell in love with Bellydance after watching the 2007 BellyFusion showcase and began classes in 2008. She takes every opportunity to develop her technique and has attended workshops by Marissa (Soma – Cape Town) and Heather (Tribal Angels - JHB) as well as with the following international teachers:

  • Samantha Emanuel 
  • Jillina
  • Sherri Wheatley
  • Mohammed Kazafy
  • Danisa
  • Sharon Kihara
  • Kami Liddle 
  • Kristine Adams
  • Michelle Joyce
  • Yasmina of Cairo

Highlights of Sam’s dance career have included:

  • Being selected for the South African leg of Bellydance Evolution’s World Tour of Alice in Wonderland and performing with those international superstars at the Lyric Theatre in Gold Reef City

  • Dancing at Splashy Fen music festivals as part of the flow arts crew at the Treehouse Stage

  • Being selected to dance in the collaborative “Roh Masr” (Spirit of Egypt) show directed by Yasmina of Cairo with Mohammed Kazafy where participants learned all choreography from scratch a few days before performing at the iZulu Theatre at Sibaya

  • Being selected with BellyFusion troupemates to perform for FIFA at the World Cup Fanpark in 2010

  • Along with 2 other troupemates Sam placed 2nd at the Miss Bellydance South Africa Competition in 2013 (Group modern Egyptian category)

  • Placing 2nd in the Fusion Solo category of the same competition in 2015

  • Dancing at the Playhouse for BellyFusion studio showcases and in various theatres and festivals around the country as a guest performer

  • Dancing with the Durban Tribal Collective and Tribal Angels in the first South African ATS troupe collaboration at Tribalation 2014