Biography

I grew up in Zaire (Currently, the Democratic Republic of Congo), Kinshasa, where dancing is part of the daily social activity. Since my youngest years, dance has been a big part of my life. On my arrival to Brussels, I immediately followed Salsa, Flamenco and Hip-Hop classes but found my true passion in the Middle Eastern Dance. Driven by this passion, I decided to quite my career as an aeronautic engineer and concentrate all my energy on being a professional dancer.

Being a perfectionist and eager to learn, I followed an intensive and regular training, in Brussels, with Gudrun Malhberg, and internationally, having the opportunity of meeting as much as I could all the Middle Eastern Dance Master teachers. Searching to further enrich my dancing skills, I learned new dances and techniques such as the Twirling Dervishes, Gipsy and Indian dances, classic ballet, yoga, American Tribal Style (ATS), Tribal Fusion Dance

Following my rich experience, I have developed my own Middle Eastern Dance style. My unique original style, will quickly be noticed and appreciated. I’m regularly invited to dance in prestigious events such as International Middle Eastern dance festivals and workshops, or privates events in Belgium and abroad (Spain, Portugal, France, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, Italy, Kenya, Thailand, Israel, etc.). I cover all levels from beginners to master class during my workshops.

My diversity and experience allows me creating shows presenting a delicious mixture and fusion of diverse dance styles and art. The last creation, « Plume et Poil » was presented a dozen of time in Belgium and abroad.

I was asked to perform as soloist for the last Nancy Ajram’ Concert in Belgium in 2008 in one of the biggest scene of Belgium “ Foret National”.

In 2006, I was invited to an international highly selective casting for the prestigious Canadian troop “Cirque du Soleil”, in the end of which I joined the troop’s dance squad in order to integrate a show of the next creations. I was invited by Miles Copland to perform on the Bellydance Superstar show in European tour.

I participate in many video clips, and many tv shows here in Belgium in the national Channel RTBF and VTM. In may 2012, I was cast by Jillina for her European Tour of her show “Bellydance Evolution” and was semi finalist on both Belgium National TV VTM and RTL-TVI for the show “ Belgium’s got Talent”.

I started my own dance company "the Salwa troop" in 2013 .I'm the choreographer, artistic director and main dancer of the company. The company and her members won many 1st awards in in the international contest "Bellydancer of the World" in Duisbourg, Germany in december 2013 and 2014, Benelux championship.

My troop and I are now travelling europe since 2013 to perform in many Bellydance and fusion festivals ( as soloist and with the troop) where i also teach.