Gwen specializes in Egyprian dance and in theatrical fusion bellydance, blending elements from ballet and western theatrical dance forms with Egyptian bellydance into a unique, graceful and elegant fusion. She also loves to use of props including sword, stick, veils, fans and shamadan.
Performing and teaching bellydance for almost two decades, she has studied Egyptian dance extensively and has learnt from many world-renowned master teachers and performers.Gwen began dancing at the age of 3, and has studied many styles including bellydance, ballet, modern dance, jazz, rock n’ roll and ballroom.
Qualified as a bellydance teacher and National Assessor with JWAAD, and a director of JWWAD Bellydance Training Lmited, Gwen trains bellydance teachers on the JWAAD Safe Delivery of Bellydance Classes and Teaching Diploma courses, and is training coordinator with the JWAAD Teachers’ Association.
She is known for elegant, inventive and dramatic choreography and performance. and has performed and taught acroos the UK and in Europe and at international events such as the International Bellydance Congress and Bellyfusions Festival Paris. She was a judge at the Cleopatra Award Competition for Fuson Bellydance (London 2011) and the Miss Bellydance UK 2010, 2011 and 2012 competitions, in 2011 and 2012, judging contestants in both Oriental and Fusion dance. She is a contenstant coach for the 2012/13 season f Bellydance Trophies. Gwen performs solo and also with the acclaimed Johara Dance Company.
Gwen is available for performances,and for individual and group tuition throughout the UK and in Europe in Egyptian and theatrical fusion bellydance. She is also available for consultations on stage makeup, costuming, props and presentation.Tuition in the fabulous, elegant, showgirl dance style is also available.
See fantastic photos from Festival Bellyfusions 2011, including Gwen, in Nafoura Magazine at :
Johara Dance in their spectacular show Hoochie Coochie Girls: Strangers Tribes and Vagabonds:
'A glorious, seamless, polished show-stopper of continual colour, drama and movement, story telling, comedy and heartfelt passion! Recommended!' Anne White, Planet Egypt
'Hoochie Coochie Girls takes Middle Eastern dance's beauty and femininity,
asks challenging questions and adds an edgy new dimension
without detracting from its allure.' Sarah Maybank
'I loved this show! It was satisfying to see a show this tight and professional AND to have the women be such a variety of sizes, colors, shapes, and ages.' Lynette Harris, The Gilded Serpent
Dancers from Johara Dance in Kali's Militia, choreography by Gwen Booth, Photo by Margaux Duchatel '...stunning, creative, inventive and captivating...' Galit Mersand
Johara Dance in Elemental:
"...by far the BEST belly dance show I have seen, not one dull moment, not one move out of place..." "...stunning..." "...WOW! What a show!..."
Dancers from Johara Dance Company in Elemental: photo courtesy of Jo Wise
More Details at www.joharadance.co.uk