Hey there, I’m April Rose.
A bellydance teacher & performer living in Austin, TX.
My life’s work is to share movement and research that highlights the timeless beauty and modern versatility of bellydance.
I am grateful to have been invited to teach dance in over 20 countries. I have earned a Masters degree in Dance Studies from UCLA, where I investigated bellydance history and was trained in choreographic method, as well as a variety of dance disciplines.
Since my studies in bellydance began at age 11 with Daleela Morad in Sacramento, I have enjoyed touring with many classic and fusion artists, including Bellydance Superstars and UNMATA. Amy Sigil is a great mentor to me and I’m honored to boast that I am the first certified teacher of her Improvisational Tribal Style format outside of Hot Pot Studio.
I like to take a thoughtful, rigorous, and playful approach to teaching dance. If that sounds like fun to you, please come study with me! I teach weekly classes and intensives at my dance studio in Austin Texas, Rose Movement Studio. I tour different parts of the globe each year, and you can study with me anytime at Datura Online.
I want to share my knowledge of bellydance technique, history, and percussion with you in my brand new dancer enrichment and teacher training program – Bellydance Cohesion – “
April Rose is an extremely thoughtful & precise artist who inspires people to take their dance to the next level.
Not only does she deeply understand how to verbalize & demonstrate movement, her work challenges the boundaries of bellydance while diving deep into cultural context and creative expression.
– Rachel Brice