About

Ashley Rhianne is an award-winning dancer & instructor trained in Egyptian-style dance based in Vancouver-Canada.

She is a highly sought-after performer and has been a main staple in the Vancouver scene known for her expressive and personable performances, elegance, and natural joie de vivre.  Ashley Rhianne has taught, judged & performed nationally & internationally in festivals, intensives & classes. She teaches  regular  weekly classes, master series & privates.

She was drawn to this dance form first because of  the music and then because of the powerful femininity, grace and strength of Oriental dance.  It is her true love and the main driving force in her life!

In addition to dance, Ashley Rhianne is a Stott-pilates certified pilates instructor drawing on her rehabilitation  training in physical therapy. She is currently teaching weekly classes & privates in studio & virtually.

Ashley Rhianne believes movement is therapy & that dance is a constant evolution that requires a lifelong commitment to learning.

If you can dream, you can dance!

Training

Ashley Rhianne took her first Middle Eastern dance class in 1995  after years of studying ballet and jazz as a child and teen.  Ashley Rhianne has continued to further her dance training by studying extensively with Egyptian dancers & teachers both in Egypt & around the world.

She has also regularly visits Egypt to embellish her training and grow her cultural awareness.

Performance

To date, Ashley Rhianne has performed throughout Canada, the USA, Trinidad, Egypt, Ecuador, Ukraine, Brazil, Vietnam, and in the UK.

Ashley Rhianne has long held residency in most of the Greek, Arabic, Persian and Mediterranean restaurants and venues in Vancouver, BC since 2001 and has performed in many festivals, multicultural events, theatres and on television.

Ashley Rhianne also spent summers in Cairo in 2017 & 2018 performing on boats on the Nile for Egyptian and foreign audiences.

Ashley Rhianne was also a featured guest artist, teacher, and judge at Oriental Passion Saigon (Vietnam 2018 & 2019), Raqs of Course Festival (Egypt 2018), Isadora Cup Festival (Ukraine 2017), Powerhouse (Seattle 2018), Dahab Brasil Egipto (Brazil 2018), Miami Bellydance Convention (Miami 2019) and Bellyfolklore (Ecuador 2017 & 2018).

Instruction

Ashley Rhianne has been teaching  Oriental dance classes since 2002. Ashley Rhianne firmly believes in proper body mechanics and alignment with a firm focus on core conditioning.  Read her article here on the importance of Cross-training!

Ashley Rhianne has taught internationally at festivals such as Bellyfolklore (Ecuador), Miami Bellydance Convention (USA) in addition to teaching throughout Canada.

She is currently teaching regular classes online – please contact Ashley Rhianne for further details.

Ashley Rhianne is also available for workshops, choreography creation and coaching.

Ashley Rhianne is also a certified Stott Pilates Instructor working at  Foundation Reformer Pilates in Vancouver.

Local Performances

Ashley Rhianne performs regularly in and around Vancouver,

She also performs regularly at weddings, private functions, corporate and other special events.

Please contact her for show details by clicking here.

Competitions

Ashley Rhianne is an award-winning performer and has competed in 9 competitions to date.

  • Randa Kamel Crown Competition 2014, Dallas TX – 2nd Place Winner
  • Randa Kamel Crown Competition 2016 Cairo Egypt – 4th Place Winner
  • NYCairo Queen Competition 2016, NYC NY – 3rd Place Winner
  • Randa Kamel & Mohamed Shahin Crown Competition, Toronto, ON – 3rd Place Winner
  • NYCairo Queen Competition 2017, NYC NY – 3rd Place Winner

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Ashley Belly Dance Performance - Raqs of Course