Sara Arrell

Sara Arrell

Troupe member

A lifelong dancer, Sara discovered bellydance in her late 20’s. She was drawn to the empowered and alternative style of modern fusion bellydance. Being part of a creative and supportive community is inspiring.

Sara practices yoga and has a particular interest in body awareness and healthy dance mechanics.

She loves dancing with zills and live music. Her favourite thing in FCBD style is to enjoy a real “jam session” with dancers from other places – this feels like the real essence of this dance format – when we all share the same language through movement. That transcends barriers.

She completed General Skills – Traditional and Modern in January 2015, San Francisco USA. FCBD Teacher Training completed in September 2015, Australia.

WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING? I’m a social worker.

WHAT OTHER STYLES HAVE YOU DONE? I did gymnastics and ballet growing up, with a little bit of contemporary and jazz.
After studying FCBD style, I have broadened my bellydance horizon taking classes in oriental/cabaret, Turkish Romany and fusion styles.
I also love more free-form dancing and have explored dance as a healing modality.

OTHER HOBBIES? What’s your personal life like? I enjoy photography, bushwalking and cooking. My personal life is filled with my young family these days but I like to travel and have new experiences as often as possible.

WHAT APPEALS TO YOU ABOUT MODERN FUSION (TRIBAL)? The magic of group connection, dancing as one but all bringing your own unique aspects. The aesthetic is just beautiful, drawing together adornment from various cultural traditions that compliment the movements. Also, the strong, proud posture – it beautifully shows the form of the body and has a carry on effect in everyday life that helps you to feel strong and proud.

WHAT DANCERS INSPIRE YOU? Kami Liddle, Dipika Vijay, Jrisi Jusakos, Zoe Berry. Devi and all the gorgeous dancers of Caravan Dance Company and Oreades. They inspire me to keep improving in my dance and always enjoy the journey.