Artist profile: Katie Holland
Teacher – Performer – Choreographer – Sacred Dance Therapist
Dancing from the age of three, Katie began her Middle Eastern dance training in 1994. Specialising in Egyptian style and developing an authentic fusion combining traditional dance techniques with her own unique interpretations.
A highly sought after professional dancer, known for her amazing improvisations with live music. Katie is guided by a passion for exploring dance for self-empowerment, healing and spiritual development. Her love of, dedication and commitment to her dance shines through as she shares her knowledge in workshops and retreats around the world.
Some of the many world renowned musicians and dancers she has performed with include Simon Webster, Hossam and Serena Ramzy, DJ Cheb I Sabbah, Jon Sterckx, Saleh Heby, Sukhbir, Amani of Lebanon, Digital Samsara, Kundalini Airport, Infra-Red, Futji, Graeme of UB40, for various Bollywood celebrities, fashion shows, product launches, film premiers, multi-national corporates, prestigious weddings and events for royalty, delegates, government ministers, wedding parties from all over Asia, West Indies, UK, Middle East and at countless 5 and 7* hotels across India. She was also the featured dancer for BBC World Music Award winning master maestro Abhishek Basu and his band ISM and can be seen in a highly acclaimed documentary by Digital Samsara.
Katie performed in India as a solo dancer for nine years, as well as choreographing for her own troupes and performing as the lead ‘filmy’ dancer with Bollywood groups. Regarded as one of the best foreign performers in the country she was filmed and interviewed many times for National and International Indian television.
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