HIzi-Hizi Bellydance

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Tarryn had first started dancing at the age of 4, Dance forms including Tap, Modern, Latin, Freestyle and Hip hop and Belly Dancing. Tarryn has been a professional Belly dancer since 1999, becoming internationally renowned, having the pleasure of performing for various people, of different races, cultures, ages, financial well-being’s, and social hierarchies and performing for various high profile clients including embassies, diplomats, Saudi royalty, and top corporate companies.

Formal Belly Dance Training
Belly Dancing Academy of South Africa, Phyllis Riebeck. 1997-1999 Jewels of the Nile Dance Company, Charlotte 1999 -2000 Various Belly Dancing workshops in various styles, fusions & levels Other Dance Training Tap & Modern Dancing: Currently completing Teachers Qualifications Freestyle, Hip Hop, Latin and Flamenco


Past & Current Belly Dance Employment
• Tarryn was one of the resident belly dancers of the “Sheikhs Palace” Restaurant for over 10 years, is also a resident dancer to, and has been resident to various restaurants including “Platia” at Emperors Casino, “Cantare” at Monte Casino, “O’Patio”, “TSG” Fourways, “Parea” in Illovo, “Altanoor Grill & Hubbly Lounge” in Rivonia, “Jimmy’s Killer Prawns” in Bedfordview, “Yallah Yallah” Lebanese Restaurant, various “Ocean Baskets” Locally & abroad, “Pizza Del Forno” in Park Meadows, Mythos Restaurants, “Zorbas” in Boksburg, and many more.

• Tarryn currently teaches Belly Dancing classes at Diana Moore Dance World, Germiston.

• Tarryn was the creative Producer of and Performer in Samoka’s “Cairo To Cuba Extravi-Dance”, recruiting the various styles of Performers, and Choreographing the Belly Dancing and group items of the show.

• Tarryn created, trains & manages the “Hizi-Hizi Belly Dance” members for several years. The name “Hizi Hizi” means to “Shimmy Shimmy” in Arabic, which is one of the core movements in Belly Dancing. The group was officially formed in 2010 under the name of “Hizi Hizi” but the members have been performing together for several years. The group has also performed as headlining acts in various other events including Annually at the “Lusito Land Festival” and as part of “The Intercontinental Day” at the Turffontein Race Course’s “Champion’s day” – Johannesburg’s Largest Annual Horse Racing Event as well as being resident Belly Dancers at various restaurants in and around Johannesburg. Tarryn also the belly dancer of choice for the “Miss Lebanon Beauty Pageant.”

• She had the wonderful opportunity to be part of the East Rand business woman’s Montly meeting in April 2014, where she performed & gave a motivational talk on how she balances her Professional Chemical Engineering career with her Professional passion of being a Belly Dancer. See_article_here and here

• Tarryn has had the honour of being selected to be part of the BellyDance Evolution Cast, during their tour to South Africa, where they showcased their Belly Dance rendition of Alice in Wonderland at the Lyric Theatre in Gold Reef City Casino on the 1st May 2015. 16 Dancers from around South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique and Prague formed part of the cast for the Johannesburg leg of the BellyDance Evolution World Tour.
• Some of the recent Events Tarryn has performed at includes the Launch of the the “SOHO Beauty Salon” in Sandton City 2015, The Chinese New Celebrations hosted by Gold Reef City 2015, The Launch of Conan Lomas at SummerPlace 2014, The Annual International Oriental Dance Festival in Cape Town 2014 & 2012, as well as many many more. (see link to Resume)

She has appeared belly dancing on various TV shows including:

Tony Saunderson, Chuckle and Chat Show

In 1999

SABC 3 (South Africa)

Contacto Africa Do Sul

In 2000

RTPi (International)


In 2002

SABC 2 (South Africa)


In 2002

SABC 2 (South Africa)

Contacto Africa Do Sul

In 2003

RTPi (All over the World)

‘As dois  por tres’ show

In 2004

SIC TV (Portugal)

‘Ola Portugal’ show

In 2004

TVi (Portugal)

Show me the Mommy

In 2005

MNET (South Africa)

‘Wildroom on YO TV’

In 2005

SABC 2 (South Africa)

‘3 Talk with Nolleen’

In 2005

SABC 3 (South Africa)

“Fiesta’ feature on Lusito

In 2009


Music Moves Me

In 2011


Montenegro Talk Show

In 2013


Fiesta feature on Lusito

In 2015


• She has appeared in various news papers and magazines, including:- A cover feature done on her in “Noticia” Magazine
- ‘O Seculo de Joanesburgo’ Portuguese Newspaper – 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007
- Beeld Newspaper, and Citizen Newspapers.
- Cheek to chic online blog when she performed for the launch of “Platia Greek Restaurant” at Emperors Palace Casino See article here
- Cover of GET IT magazine – East Rand Magazine Feature Article – 2013 See article here
- The Edge – WITS university faculty Magazine Feature Article – 2013 See article here
- Woman24 Online Magazine Feature Article – 2013 See article here

Apart From Dancing
• Tarryn currently works as a Chemical Engineer & Project Manager for Senmin International, at their chemical plant in Sasolburg.

• Tarryn has a passion for Martial Arts, with years of training in Tai Chi, and Tang Soo Do

"I have been blessed with the most amazing life experiences through my dancing, and I pray that there will be many, many more!".

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