Christine Yaven

Dubbed, ‘Indonesia’s Bellydance Icon’, Christine has almost 20 years of  experience training and teaching Middle Eastern Dance.

She is often invited to perform and teach throughout the archipeligo as well as internationally throughout Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.

Founder of Bellydance Jakarta, Indonesia’s premier Middle Eastern Dance Center, Christine has captured the interest of local and international media and is known as one of the region’s trailblazers.

Check out this feature interview on MNC Travel & Home Channel

Christine’s performances are mesmerizing, a perfect fusion of liquid motion, subtle sensuality and exquisite musicality.

Her talent is only rivaled by her teaching abilities which not only spans precise technique, but also the soul, values and heritage of Middle Eastern dance.

Here is a video of Christine and her students performing at Gedung Kesenian Jakarta (Jakarta Performing Arts Theater) for the Gala Show of OrienTribal Festival 2015

As an award-winning choreographer, her students have won many international bellydance competitions in both solo and troupe categories.

Christine has also had the honor of directing and staging several successful large-scale bellydance productions as part of the prestigious Jakarta Anniversary Festival and GKJ International Festival hosted by Gedung Kesenian Jakarta (Jakarta Performing Arts Theater).

She is also very active in the Oriental dance scene regionally, hosting countless world-class master workshops, founder of South East Asia’s biggest regional Oriental dance festivals, Raks by the SEA, Miss Bellydance Indonesia Festival, Festival el Raqesa and many more.

Currently, Christine is teaching online classes, as well performing in online shows all over the world.

Watch Christine’s performance in Najma Style Show Online in Argentina

Christine is respected by many leading dancers, and inspires many around the world with her philosophy on Oriental dance and believes that dance is for everybody, regardless of size, shape or age.

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