Sadie is an International performing artist, instructor and choreographer recognized worldwide as one of today’s most exciting Belly Dance artists. First seen as a “Rising Star” on BD-TV Vol.II in 2004, Sadie is now featured in dozens of instructional and performance DVDs displaying her unique and exciting style of bellydance that has captivated audiences around the globe. Sadie has visited over 50 cities in more than 25 countires teaching and performing the art of Belly Dance and is one of the most watched bellydancers on youtube with over 14 million hits on just one video clip alone, click here to see Sadie’s highest viewed YouTube video, and most recently Sadie and her dance partner Kaya wowed the judges of America’s Got Talent and the American public all the way to the Top 48 of season 5, they are the only American Bellydancers to ever make it that far.
Sadie trained in gymnastics and swimming for 14 years as a child and adolescent and in her late teens Sadie took up a new passion, Belly 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. Some other key, influential moments in her education include two extended trips to Turkey where she studied and observed the dance and learning to play the doombek (Middle Eastern hand drum) via master percussionist and musician Souhail Kaspar, which impressed a great understanding of the varied Middle Eastern rhythms as well as the relationship between the music and dance.