About Cara

Cara Griffin is a Belly Dance and Cuban Dance Artist, Choreographer and Instructress.

Since 1998 Cara has delved deeply into the studies of dances from Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, India, Brazil, Cuba and Spain.

Cara is a celebrated soloist. Her performances are passionate, engaging, dynamic and unique. She has performed both Overseas and right around Australia, particularly noted for her Classical, Sword Dance and Flamenco Fusion performances. She is also the director of the Belly Dance Collective Performance troupe where she directs her troupe of 14 dancers to perform in various festivals and private functions.

Cara is one of only a handful of full time professional dancers in Queensland. With over 16 years of teaching experience and a teaching style that is warm and inclusive focusing on technique, strength and flexibility while learning to remain in the moment. Her classes are grounded in the Egyptian Oriental Style however she is fluent in a range of traditional and modern styles. She enjoys mentoring new teachers and performers to find their own way forward to work in this incredible art form.

Her dances are both traditional and contemporary in nature. Honouring the roots of each dance while not being afraid to push the boundaries to create works of art in the true spirit of fusion. She has trained and performed alongside prominent dance and music artists throughout Australia, having choreographed for both stage and screen in various projects. Each choreography she creates is lush, delves deeply into the connection in ones self and with other dancers and has a spiritual essence behind the movements.

In 2019 she became the Director of Movimiento. A Latin Dance school teaching Cuban Dance, Bachata and Kizomba. Over this time she has dedicated herself particularly to Afro-Cuban Traditional Dance, Cuban Salsa, Rueda de Casino and Timba.

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