Testimonials

“Vivacious & talented, elegant costumes, stunning performances, Ianessa is the best!”  ~ Mariyan, 32 (Northcote)

” I wholeheartedly recommend Ianessa, as the performer for any occasion or as a teacher.  Not merely a teacher of your chosen art, but of doing it with spirituality.  Working with her after taking her lessons was not only wonderful, fun and enriching, but turned me into a far better dancer.  I asked to be fast-tracked so I could perform as a Bellydancer, and Ianessa went above and beyond to help me realise that dream.  It is not only Ianessa’s dance ability and knowledge that is fascinating, her attitude is brilliant and everything she does is because she enjoys it.  You can tell.  If hiring her for a function, you will be wowed at how entertaining she is, and she’s not afraid to smile and interact with people – the best, yet most difficult part of performing.  Her performances are a winner every time, there is just no-one like Ianessa! ”  ~ Anika Steel, 25 Bellydance/Zumba Student, Co-performer  

” Ianessa is simply the most graceful bellydancer I have seen.  And the best teacher there is.  She has captured the heart and soul of what bellydancing ought to be: powerful, feminine, playful and delicate. The atmosphere in her classes is caring, encouraging, inspiring and good fun! I’ve made lifelong friends with the like-minded people in her classes. Unfortunately, there is a lot of rubbish out there tainting the name of bellydance; those that are gaudy, tacky or downright sleazy. This is NOT Ianessa. She brings dignity and integrity to everything she does.  Whether you want to dance for simply how it makes you feel, for fitness or to become a professional performer, I cannot recommend Ianessa highly enough.  See her perform.  Try a class.  You will know what I mean.”  ~ Jessica, 35 (Healesville), student for 4 years.