Sally’s Dance life began at three years old with Ballet. Coupled with a stage show that first and impressionable year, the seed was planted for her passion to dance and perform.
Now the passion still shows, and still grows fed by her desire to learn and perfect new styles. Finding belly dance added a new spark to her fiery passion and a new beginning was born. The dance was different and challenging; finding a whole new level of body awareness. The costumes were foreign and creative…. With more drama and emotion, it suited Sally.
Since the Fall of 2005 Sally has been dedicated to the artform, training under Martina Crowe-Hewett out of Urban Dance Co. Since then she has branched out to take workshops with many other Tribal Fusion Dance Artists such as Rachel Brice, Mardi Love, Zoe Jakes, Sharon Kihara, Samantha Hasthrope, and many more. In May of 2009 Sally attended a three day intensive with Suhaila Salimpour and is proud to have been certified in level one of Suhaila’s format. Sally looks forward to continue training with Suhaila.
From the Spring of 2007 to the Summer of 2009 Sally was a member of Turquoise — Vancouver’s largest tribal fusion troupe. In the Spring of 2009 Sally became one of the founding members of the troupe Ginger Blue along with Megan Blackford and director Martina Crowe-Hewett. They made their debut at Tribal Fest of the same year.
In September of 2008 Sally became a member of Urban Dance Co.’s competetive tribal fusion dance troupe, Lazuline. Lazuline competed in the Peak, Dance Power and Dream Team competitions and received gold in each. They were also honoured with a “Most Promising of 2009” award in the Dream Team competition. Lazuline continues to train and perfrom out of Urban Dance Company. The troupe was directed by Martina Crowe-Hewett.
SALLY is a member of the faculty at Urban Dance Company, among several other studios and community centres around greater Vancouver where they teach and perform both Fusion and Traditional styles of Belly Dance. Sally is one part, of the fusion duet “Scarlet Lux”
Sally thanks Martina for introducing the artform to her as Martina continues to inspire her and give her the necessary tools to grow as an artist.