Dance Artist and Dance Teacher
'Donna Zakura' the director of Wild Lotus Temple - Fusion Belly Dance, has devoted her life to Dance. Performing and teaching for 30 years
A master in a fusion of dance techniques with embodiment and healing, Donna combines Belly Dance with the art of Contemporary, Ritual Movement, Sufi Whirling, Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Flamenco and street dance styles such as Waacking and body-popping.
Born in Wales Uk. Donna started dancing at the age of 3 in Ballet and then learnt Tap dance, Jazz and hip hop. Donna studied a diploma in Dance Professional Practice in Derby England and then went onto Surrey University in England where she studied a BA in Dance and Culture. Donna studied choreography, contemporary and Kathak. During her training Donna started teaching Breakdance and Body-popping classes at Surry University.
After University Donna choreographed and starred for the punk band "A Whilhelm Scream" music video.
Donna started to learn Fusion Belly Dance in 2010 and fell in love with the style. Since moving to Australia in 2011 Donna has trained with Rachel Brice, Ashley Lopez and has teacher training in Fat Chance Belly Dance style.
Donna has collaborated with Desert Dwellers, Clozee, Sixis, Ben Temple Step, Chamberlain and more amazing DJ's from around the world.
Donna has studied a Diploma in Arts Psychotherapy and studied Post Graduate course in Somatics Movement and Dance Therapy.
BA in Dance and Culture
Diploma in Dance and Professional Practice
Advanced clinical Somatic Dance and Movement Therapy (ongoing)
600hr certified Yoga teacher qualified.
Diploma Art Psychotherapy
ATS Belly Dance certified teacher
Rachel Brice Bellydance Retreat x 2
Introduction to Dance and Movement Therapy
Diploma in Herbalism
Flower Essence practitioner
Reiki level 2
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