Global Bellydance sensation Sadie, was first seen as a “Rising Star” on BD-TV Vol. II in 2004. Sadie is now featured on dozens of instructional and performance DVDs displaying her extraordinary style of Bellydance which has captivated audiences and inspired fans around the world.
As one of the most sought after performers and teachers of Oriental Dance (Bellydance), Sadie has visited hundreds of cities in over 40 countries and is the most watched bellydancer on youtube with almost 30 million hits on just one video clipalone. Sadie’s fans and colleagues have crowned her “The Queen of the Drum Solo”. Recently Sadie, in duet with Kaya, wowed the judges of “America’s Got Talent” and the American public all the way to the “Top 48” out of 70,000 auditions on season 5 of the program. They are the only bellydancers to make it that far on the American version of the show.
Sadie’s signature styling has marked a new genre and following in Bellydance. Her unique expression fuses together precise isolations and timing, athleticism and grace; attributes instilled in part by training in gymnastics and swimming for 14 years in her youth. In her late teens Sadie took up a new passion, Oriental Dance. As a student, Sadie studied with many reputable Middle Eastern dance and music teachers from around the world. Her first inspiration and mentor in Bellydance was her teacher Joynan from Denver, Colorado. Other key, influential moments in her education include two extended trips to Turkey (including a dance tour with teacher Eva Cernik) where she studied and observed the dance and learning to play the darbuka or tabla (the goblet shaped Middle Eastern hand drum) via master percussionist and musician Souhail Kaspar. Sadie continues to enrich and pursue her education in the beautiful art form of Oriental Dance which is continually evolving and at the same time firmly rooted in traditions which can be traced back hundreds and even thousands of years. Every year she has the great fortune of attending festivals and conventions with some of the worlds greatest masters and legends of Oriental Dance, sharing the stage with them as well as taking their workshops and classes.
Sadie’s passion for dance, music and culture has inspired her to study other forms of world dance in addition to Oriental Dance such as, Brazilian Samba, Salsa and Tahitian to name a few. This diverse background coupled with over a decade of athletic training in gymnastics and swimming has given Sadie great command of movement and wisdom of dance that comes to life not only in her inspiring performances but also in her gift to teach and share her knowledge with her students. Sadie has had the honor and privilege of working with thousands of students from all walks of life and cultures around the world giving her great insight as an instructor. Students of Sadie comment on her down to earth, witty teaching style that breaks down her complex dance vocabulary in a way that literally anyone can understand and begin to work with.
In a very short time Sadie has enjoyed the achievements of an impressive career. She has received accolades such as “The Critic’s Choice” by the Denver Post and Westswords “Denver’s Best 2006” for shows and dance classes, dancing for celebrities like Will Smith and Kevin Fitzgerald of Animal Planet’s “Emergency Vets”, TV appearances in a James Bond commercial produced by Starz/Encore and choreographing for, and dancing in music videos and musicals. Watch Sadie & Kaya in their “Top 48” (Quarter-Finals) of America’s Got Talent Season 5 performance, where they WOWED the judges and showcased their exciting bellydance performance for a mainstream American audience of 30 million plus viewers. Sadie has been one of the most prolific bellydancers of all time with over a dozen instructional videos that sell worldwide and hundreds of students who train with her in her online studio. Based out of Denver, Colorado, when Sadie is not traveling the globe she can be found teaching her award winning bellydance classes and workshops. Over the years she has become a public figure in the Denver scene where she has performed over 300 shows in one year alone at the cities finest establishments, festivals and events.