Oriental Dance by Melody Gabrielle
Entertainment, Education and Culture
Numinous means "surpassing understanding; mysterious, that element of artistic expression which remains spiritual"
Melody Gabrielle and Numinous Dance Co., is Kansas City's leader in Oriental Dance entertainment and education. Melody takes pride in her artistic excellence, presenting and teaching only the highest quality belly dance within authentic cultural settings. Venues include multi-cultural events, fine arts events, fundraisers, bachelorette parties, birthday parties, weddings, restaurants...
Additionally her approach embraces the Arabic concept tarab, the relationship between music and emotional transformation. She hopes to captivate her clients, lifting them from their current state and taking them on an emotional journey which is truly magical!
Contact Melody Gabrielle for bookings and classes.
Your Dance Journey Begins Today!
Melody is the founder and director of Numinous Dance Arts, an Oriental arts entertainment and education company. Melody performs at national belly dance venues as well as at local Kansas City venues. These include multi-cultural events, fine arts events, fundraisers, bachelorette parties, birthday parties, weddings, restaurants, libraries, and community centers.
Melody Gabrielle specializes in Oriental belly dance, primarily Egyptian Raks Sharqi, Raks Beledi and American Oriental. She is also fluent in Turkish Oriental, Lebanese Oriental, and various Middle Eastern folkloric dances. She is an accomplished performer and teacher.
Background: Born into an artistic family, Melody was educated from an early age in classical music and dance. She studied ballet for eight years and danced in Metropolitan Ballet Company of Wichita 1991-1994. She also studied voice under Deborah Baxtor, PhD. 1997-2002. She received a minor in music from Wichita State University. Melody has sung in many choirs and been active in drama and music theater.
Melody's academic interests in anthropology and history, as well as fond memories of dancing the Arabian chorus in the Nutcracker, led to her discovery of belly dance. Melody began belly dance in 2003. She has studied with Dona Baba, Safira Zeki, and Zada Al Gaziyeh. She has also attended numerous workshops with noted dancers such as Mahmoud Reda, Elena Lentini, Cassandra Shore, Aisha Ail, Tamalyn Dahlal, and Sahra Saeeda.
Education: Melody holds a Master of Arts from the University of Kansas in religious studies with an emphasis on sacred dances of the ancient Near East and Mediterranean. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Wichita State University in anthropology and history with a minor in music. Additionally Melody is Journey Through Egypt Level 1 (JTE1) certified.
Gala in honor of Aisha Ali, Saint Louis 2012
Ya Halla, Dallas TX 2012
“Club Bellydance,” with Bellydance Superstars international touring company, Kansas City 2011
“Meow thats Hot,” Gala show in honor of Mahmoud Reda, Atlanta GA 2011
Birthday Party (Adults)
in Kansas City, KS
"Melody is very professional yet friendly and accomodating perfomer. Her strength is understanding of various cultures and ability to change her style based on guest preferences. One thing I would like to add is she is really good with kids. She took time to teach them the dance. I will highly recommend her to our friends and anyone reading this review."
- Akash S.
in Shawnee Mission, KS
"Melody was beyond what I expected. She made our event VERY special. She was a pleasure to work with and I would use her again in a heart beat. We got tons of compliments on her preformance. "
- Nikki B.
in Leawood, KS
"Melody was delightful. She was able to understand what we wanted and not only performed beautiful dances, but she also gave us some background on the dances and taught us some of the moves.
She made it fun and not just silly. She read the crowd well. I would recommend her highly."
- Barbara C.
in Overland Park, KS
"I thought she was very nice. Our plans were running behind, but she was very friendly and sped our program up. We still finished a little early, so I am not sure what we would have done had we not been late though. She was very fun though."
In addition to Overland Park, Melody Gabrielle And Numinous Dance will also travel to Shawnee Mission, Lenexa, Olathe, Kansas City, Stilwell, Grandview, Belton, Edwardsville, Spring Hill, Gardner, De Soto, Clearview City, Bonner Springs, Raytown, Lees Summit, Raymore, Bucyrus, Linwood, Unity Village, Cleveland, Independence, Hillsdale, North Kansas City, Riverside, Edgerton, Basehor, Sugar Creek, Greenwood, Peculiar, Eudora
and many other locations in and around the Overland Park area.
Melody Gabrielle And Numinous Dance
was rated an average of 5.0 stars out of
4 GigMasters clients.
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