Kaeshi Chai


Kaeshi Chai was born in Brunei and brought up in New Zealand and Australia. In 1998, she co-founded Bellyqueen, a professional New York based world dance company, in 2004 PURE (Public Urban Ritual Experiment), an international community of dancers and musicians dedicated to creating positive change, and in 2010, the Rising Sirens, (student troupe), and in 2011, the Flying Apsaras (temple Goddesses).


One of her greatest joys in life is sharing her love for bellydance with others by teaching.  Kaeshi considers herself an eternal student and regularly attends as many workshops and classes as she possibly can to ensure she is well-rooted in traditional bellydance as well as keeping abreast of the latest trends in this ever-evolving yet timeless art form. She is also trained in fitness to ensure that students thrive in a safe and supportive class environment.


Kaeshi has performed and taught all over the world including the US, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Carribean, Morocco, Bali, Australia, South America and throughout Asia. In 2002, she performed 5 shows a day to live Arabic music at Aladdin's Desert Passage in Las Vegas. In 2003-2004, she was part of the first professional touring bellydance company in the world, the Bellydance Superstars, and held the position of dance captain for the 2004 US & Canadian Spring Tour.


(Source:  http://www.kaeshi.com)