CV

Sandy WattersCurriculum Vitae

Solo Bellydance 2007-present

  • Hip Hip Hooray Cabaret, June 2017
  • Aziza Gala Show, May 2016
  • Nomadica Yule Party, Dec 2015
  • Royal Ontario Museum, With Adham Shaikh DJ set, May 2015
  • solo with Zephyr live, Dec 2014
  • Fedora Upside Down Reunion, Nov 2014
  • Moonlight Tribe, Oct 2013
  • Inversion, Darkside Studio, May 2013
  • Fedora Upside Down Masquerade II, March 2013
  • Toronto Lindy Hop Cabaret, Nov 2012
  • Funkabelly Allstars, rotating lineup of dancers at Funkabelly under the direction of Roula Said, July -Nov 2012
  • Toronto Lindy Hop Cabaret, Nov 2011
  • Minds Matter , a social circus about mental hea lth, May 2011
  • Second City Midnight Cabaret,  March 2011
  • Pillars of Fire, Nuit Blanche, Oct 2010 – Collaboration with visual artist Erin Lewis and drummer Jaash Singh, wearing sensor that translated my hip movement while dancing into visuals on a giant screen
  • Vintage Funkabelly, Sept 2010
  • Suma/Cirqlar event: Wheel of Time event featuring Beats Antique, July 2010
  • Init Multimedia Festival, Summer  2009
  • Circus of Love 2008

Serpentina North Ensemble – American Tribal Style (ATS) & Improvisational Tribal Style (ITS) Bellydance 2011-present

  • Weird People Review, Aug 2017
  • Pedestrian Sundays, Kensington Market Summer 2017
  • Harem, Hamilton, June 2017
  • Cues and Tattoos Serpent’s Muse, Seattle, April 2017
  • Hip Hip Hooray Cabaret, Feb 2017
  • Harem, Hamilton, Jan 2017
  • Bazaar of the Bizarre Hamilton, May 2016
  • Canadian Music Week at Nocturne, with JMBZ Live, May 2016
  • Cues & Tattoos Serpents Muse (Seattle), April 2016
  • Huda’s Middle Eastern Restaurant (Portland) with Arabesque live, March 2016
  • First Church of Shimmy, Feb 2016
  • Toronto Veg Food Festival, Sept 2015
  • FanExpo Toronto, Sept 2015
  • Bazaar of the Bizarre, Dec 2014
  • Moonlight Tribe, Oct 2014
  • Hip Hip Hooray Cabaret, Sept 2014
  • Jim Boz ‘Sheik Electrique’ CD release (New Jersey), Aug 2014
  • Nocturne, Seprentina with JMBZ Live, Aug 2014
  • Bellydancers with Pride, Toronto World Pride, June 2014
  • Queer Cabaret, Lakeshore LGBTQ, June 2014
  • Cues & Tattoos Seattle, Serpents Muse, March 2014
  • The Lavish Project Gala Show, May 2014
  • TedX York University (Ted Talk), March 2014
  • Majlis, Dragonfly Studio, Feb 2014
  • Moonlight Mirage, Feb 2014
  • Kensington Market Pedestrian Sundays, Summer 2013
  • Moonlight Tribe, Oct 2013
  • Reveal Me!, Sept 2013
  • Bollywood Monster Mashup, Aug 2013
  • Toronto Pride, June 2013
  • Lunacy Cabaret, April 2013
  • Reveal Me! 1 Year Anniversary Party, The Rivoli, Feb 2013
  • Inversion: Bubbles, Nov 2012
  • Bazaar of the Bizarre, Oct 2012
  • Bellydance Bazaar, Kitchener, Oct 2012
  • Moonlight Tribe, Nuit Blanche, Sept 2012
  • Infusion Gala at the Royal Theatre, June 2012
  • Inversion, Darkside Studio, Jan 2012
  • Twilight Mirage, Dec 2011
  • Johnny Hollow show, Lula Lounge, Oct 2011
  • Kensington Market Pedestrian Sundays, various Summer 2011

 

House of Shimmy, 2013-present

  • Trans Pride stage, June 2017
  • Circus Side Show Bazaar of the Bizarre, April 2017
  • Halloween Bazaar of the Bizarre, Dec 2016
  • Toronto Pride with Random Order, June 2015
  • Hip Hip Hooray, Cabaret, Feb 2015
  • Steers & Queers, Jan 2014
  • Random Order ‘Black Lipstick Kiss’ Album Release, Jan 2014

Certifications:

  • Darkside Dance Program, Lavender Certification, May 2016
  • Karma Teachers 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Aug 2015
  • Fat Chance ATS “Modern Skills” Certification, Oct 2014
  • Om Laila Fundamentals of Bellydance Teacher Training, August 2014
  • Darkside Dance Program, Basic Black Certification, Oct 2013
  • Yoga 4 Youth Teacher Training (one week), Oct 2012

Teaching:

  • ongoing yoga classes (vinyasa, restorative, yin), Sept 2015-present 
  • Flapper Fusion workshop, March 2015
  • ‘The Music Made Me Do It’ bellydance technique series, Nov 2014
  • Flapper/Bellydance Fusion Series, Om Laila studio, Sept 2014
  • Four Villages Community Centre, women’s group, Dec 2013
  • St Marcellus, summer dance camp workshop, July 2013
  • TTYL, a circus therapy youth group, March 2012
  • ‘I Believe in Me’ Girls Conference, Hilltop Middle School grades 6 and 7, 2009
  • Eva’s Phoenix Women’s Group – bellydance basics for young women living in a shelter, with focus on positive body image 2010

 

Past projects and performances:

Om Laila Troupe, June 2008- December 2010

  • Chocosol Dia De Los Muertos event, November 2010
  • Midnight Mirage at Robert Gill Theatre,  Oct 2010
  • Pedestrian Sundays Kensington Market, Summer 2008-2010
  • Theatre of Change Mimico Festival, Summer 2010
  • International Bellydance Conference of Canada (Open Stage), April 2010
  • Canada Blooms, Canadian National Exhibition, Spring 2010
  • Suma Solar Nexus Solstice Event, 2009
  • Winter Mirage, 2009
  • Funkabelly 2009
  • Sodom, Fall 2009
  • Kensington Market Day of the Dead parade, 2009
  • Dancing for Nawtiks (band) at Masala! Mehndi! Mashti!, Summer 2009
  • Om Laila Hafla 2009
  • Kinkalicious 2009
  • Funkabelly 2008
  • Maryem Tollar, Cairo to Toronto, (dance collaboration for one song), Enwave Theatre, 2008
  • Break N Enter Halloween Event, 2008
  • Bewitching Bellydance Ball – Kitchener, 2008
  • Silver Lining Productions at Peridot Lounge 2008
  • Milton Pirate Festival, Summer 2008

Productions:

 

  • Dancer,  Inanna: A Bellydance/Rock Spectacle (under the direction of Joanne Camilleri), Nov 2014

Sugar Shakers Flapper/Charleston Troupe Sept 2010-2015

  • The Great Gatsby Garden Party, Spadina Museum, June 2015
  • Bazaar of the Bizarre Circus Side Show, April 2015
  • Bazaar of the Bizarre Halloween Extravaganza, Oct 2014
  • Spadina Museum Great Gatsby Garden Party, June 2014
  • Reveal Me!, Jan 2014
  • Bazaar of the Bizarre, Oct 2013
  • Moonlight Tribe, Oct 2013
  • Toronto Roller Derby, August 2013
  • Spadina Museum Great Gatsby Garden Party, June 2013
  • Swing Saturdays at Doverourt House, April 2011-2013
  • Valentini Blue Cabaret, Feb 2013
  • Seneca Casino, NY Dec 2012
  • Moonlight Tribe, Nuit Blanche, Sept 2012
  • Swing Toronto and Toronto Lindy Hop Beach Bash, July 2012
  • Sugar Shakers 3 Year Anniversary Dance, June 2012
  • Mortgage Brokers Awards, the Carlu, June 2012
  • Frankie Manning Tribute Weekend, May 2012
  • Georgian Sound Festival, April 2012
  • The Surreal Speakeasy by Salon Noir, Feb 2012
  • Tia Brazda EP Release, Cadillac Lounge, Feb 2012
  • Swing Saturdays, Dovercourt House, Feb 2012
  • Followlogie, Cabaret Competition, Jan 2012
  • Toronto Lindy Hop Cabaret, Nov 2011
  • Swing Out to Victory, 2011
  • Kensington Market Pedestrian Sundays, August 2011
  • Speakeasy Fridays/Electro Swing Club, July 2011
  • Spadina House Annual Garden  Party, June 2011
  • Toronto Veggie Pride Parade, June 2011
  • Frankie Manning Tribute Night, Dovercourt House, May 2011
  • Bread & Circus Japan Fundraiser, May 2011
  • Georgian Sound Festival, April 2011
  • Funkabelly, April 2011
  • Odd Socks Swing Night, Feb 2011
  • Followlogie Montreal, group women’s competition, Jan 2011
  • Swing Out to Victory 2010
  • Extension Room Grand Opening Fall 2010

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