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Juliet Le Page has trained in many dance forms including Classical Ballet, Modern Dance, Jazz, and Flamenco and Middle Eastern Dance. She was one of the earliest exponents of Belly Dance in Melbourne and her first performance was in 1980. She soon became disenchanted with Belly Dance and stopped to pursue other opportunities in the arts, including script re-writes, directing, production as well as performance in theatre, TV and film. In 1995 Juliet was introduced to the work of Hilal and has since traveled the world in pursuit of excellence in the art of teaching and performing Egyptian Dance. Her dedication and discipline was rewarded in 2000 when she was invited to become an Applicant for teacher training by the Hilal Art Foundation. Juliet was awarded her full licence in 2004. She continues to hone her skills under the auspice of Marie Al Fajr. She has lectured in universities and to arts groups and has also been interviewed on National radio and for documentaries. She has performed for Arabic festivals, television and in theaters at the invitation of arts bodies. In July 2003, Juliet was invited by The Consul General of Egypt to perform at the official function celebrating Egyptian National Day. She has been interviewed and has performed on the Egyptian Show on community television. She has completed studies in psychology, anatomy and physiology and is a qualified fitness instructor as well as a licenced practitioner of the GYROKINESIS® Method*. Her research and knowledge on functional alignment and physical form relative to Egyptian dance is an important and distinctive component of her teaching. In her purpose built studio she also offers Pilates/Yoga Core Work, and Holistic Stretch classes incorporating PNF method. Juliet has been invited to sit as a panel examiner for professional dance and performance arts academies including the Australian Ballet School - (Spanish Dance 2001-2009). She also has professional experience in theater, film and television in various areas of production, acting and dance. Juliet is also affiliated with Tanz Raum, an international platform where similarly trained and accredited artists share knowledge, experience and resource to inspire excellence in the teaching and performance of Egyptian Dance. She has also taught at the international workshops organised by them. Tanzraum recognizes dedication and integrity and also produces high quality C.D's of traditional Egyptian music**. Juliet’s passion for her chosen genre is evident in her teaching and performance. Her objective is to bring to students an awareness of the intricate and rich cultural heritage of Egypt through the beauty and benefits of the dance art form. Please visit the website for more information * GYROKINESIS® is a registered trademark of Gyrotonic Sales Corp and is used with their permission. ** See the Music section for CD & DVD sales. Back to Home.

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It is very common for students to meet a particular expectation by externally painting on a shape or being coached to perform, rather than to seek a deeper experience with their bodies, and by extension their movement expression. Dance movement, … Continue reading

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“When we walk like (we are rushing), we print anxiety and sorrow on the earth. We have to walk in a way that we only print peace and serenity on the earth… Be aware of the contact between your feet … Continue reading

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‘THE SEED’– This 5 week intro course will gently strengthen and align your body, awakening your innate body/mind/spirit potential. I have spoken at great length of the importance of understanding the roots of a cultural dance – but first and … Continue reading

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AUTHENTIC BEGINNINGS Are you a Conscious Incompetent? Congratulations – you are rarer than you think.    Being aware of your current ’state of play’ is not only the first critical step to improvement, but a sign you possess the capacity to candidly … Continue reading

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Crash course in Egyptian cinema: Cinematology episode 1 from Mada Masr Crash course in Egyptian cinema: Cinematology episode 1 Wednesday, March 30, 2016 – 16:51 By: Mada Masr Mada Masr has teamed up with YouTube series Cinematology to publish subtitled video essays on appreciation of Egyptian cinema twice a month. In 2015, young … Continue reading

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October 18th 2016 < > I have a great respect for the work of Zahi Hawass and despite the criticism often levelled at him regarding ego and personal aggrandisement, one has to admit he has attracted broad improvements and opportunites for Egypt … Continue reading

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This would be like a dream come true especially since Hollywood continues to be such a disappointment in the 21st century – at least in terms of honoring such an extraordinary history and culture.  It is my sincere hope that this will provide … Continue reading

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Egyptian Elementals Dance and Movement was founded in 2002 in response to my need to find a ‘home’ that would best represent – what was then – 22 years of experience with Egyptian dance – (now 36 years – my … Continue reading

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Let us transcend the debate that surrounds the ethnicity of Rumi and give ourselves up to this beautiful documentary.   Who could claim exclusive kinship to such a universal truth? Whether from Iran, Turkey or Afghanistan… Rumi’s thoughts and words … Continue reading

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Follow the link below to an article by National Geographic providing a detailed description of the findings of the much anticipated investigation into what lies beyond the north wall of King Tutankhamun’s burial chamber. It provides a detailed account of this exciting event, written … Continue reading

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