Keti Sharif - Bellydance Coach, Teacher & Performer

""Egyptian dance embodies sublime, sensual movement & rich musical soundscapes. Enriched by centuries of cultural artistry & body-wisdom, it is also deeply healing."
- Keti Sharif -

A-Z Bellydance is taught to over 4000 students in 40 countries. Keti's somatic, musical approach & methodology has supported thousands of students & teachers worldwide for over 20 years. Courses feature live Egyptian music to improve the dancer's musicality & expand movement repertoire.

The Australian choreographer lived in Egypt, performing with Arabic bands, producing cultural media & hosting tour events. Celebrity audiences including Omar Sharif, Jermaine Jackson & the King & Queen of Malaysia. Keti directed Sphinx Festival with guests Mahmoud Reda & Farida Fahmy, & archives Farida's valuable artistic legacy at

In the USA, Keti studied Somatics with expert Dr Martha Eddy, & has trained in Jin Shin Jyutsu, Yoga & Qi Gong; integrating these wellbeing modalities into her teaching. She teaches live & online with Rhythmic Essence percussionist, Sam Nascimento from their Perth studio. They are currently producing the Isis Rises Operetta by Moustafa Gadalla, out in late 2021. 

What Dancers Say about Bellydancing with Keti 


NEWS Coming Soon!

A refreshing new A-Z Bellydance course starts in FEB 2022

Honouring Keti's mentor, Farida Fahmy
ALL NEWLY filmed & UPDATED video modules!

New Workshops (Online)


Sensual Samaii Online Workshop 


Learn how to dance to 10/8 Sama'i Thaqil. Bite-sized videos defining Sama'i rhythms, footwork and dance moves. Discover more flowing and sensual movement. $20 USD.


Saiidi Online Workshop

Enjoy Saiidi & Raqs Assaya with bite-sized videos defining Saiidi rhythms, footwork & dance moves. Become more grounded, robust & earthy with joyful Saiidi spirit. $20 USD.

Oct 2021 Live Classes & Workshops in Perth


Oct 4 Week Arabic Drumming Course Dianella 

Monday Nights Oct 4, 11, 18, 25
Mon 6:30pm Arabic Drumming with Sam (Learn to play Darbuka & Dof, variety of rhythms)

$100 for full 4 session course 
($30 casual class)

Oct 4 Week Belly Dance Live Drums Dianella

Monday Nights Oct 4, 11, 18, 25
Mon 7:30pm Drum-Dance Bellydance with Keti (live drums) 

$100 for full 4 session course
($30 casual ONLY if class not sold out) Note: THIS CLASS FILLS FAST!

Oct Saiidi 'Raqs Assaya' Workshop @ Cottesloe

Sun 10 Oct 11:30am-1:30pm @ Cottesloe Civic Centre  with LIVE RHYTHMS

Enjoy Saiidi & Raqs Assaya with live Saiidi rhythms, footwork & dance moves. Fun feminine dance Egyptian style, that plays on the Taktib. Bring a cane & dof if you have one! We have spares. $60/$50 Concession (Book early, 15 spots only)

Where to get Keti's Online Courses & Resources


Downloadable CDS & Ebooks
Keti's range of digital items include music CDs, videos & e-books. You can order a hard copy book or brand new CDs!


Keti's Online Classes & Courses
Study courses on TEACHABLE include Somatics, A-Z Bellydance, Cultural films & Musicality.


Keti's articles on Blogger
Read about bellydancing, somatics, cultural arts, music & community-building through the arts.