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Caasi was born and raised in London where she grew up surrounded by music of all kinds, especially jazz. Her favourite lesson at primary school was country dancing where she was bitten by the dance bug, and she loved to go to the ballet. When she was 11, Caasi joined a Russian dance group, Troika, and by the age of 13 had also gained entry into several youth dance groups which gave her the invaluable experience of performing regularly as well as learning dance technique.

 

By the age of fifteen, Caasi realised she wanted to pursue a professional dance career and so auditioned for the prestigious Lewisham College Dance Foundation Course, where she studied ballet, jazz and contemporary dance for two years.

Caasi then went on to train professionally at the world renowned London Contemporary Dance School, studying ballet, contemporary dance and choreography, graduating with honours after three years. After graduating, Caasi went on to work for several small dance companies in London including the Carl Campbell Co. 7, a collective which fused Afro-Caribbean and contemporary dance. She then went on to co-found contrived and exaggerated, a trio that danced in videos, stage shows, cabarets and at corporate events, as well as branching out into working as a body-painted human statue. Caasi also found time to attend Lewisham College to gain her Advanced Diploma in Dance which she passed with distinction, as well as being invited to give lectures to her fellow students.

 

During this time Caasi became enthralled by watching bellydancers and decided to try it for herself. And so a love affair was born...

She studied with the top teachers in England, Jacqueline Chapman and Josephine Wise, and attended classes with the best Egyptian dancers whenever possible. Within six months Caasi was being offered bellydance work. Since then, the last ten years have been spent performing and teaching all over Britain as well as internationally - Caasi has been invited to perform as far afield as Spain, Holland, India and Russia. Her unique and exciting style ensures she is in great demand to appear at corporate events, award ceremonies, weddings and parties. Caasi has appeared on BBC TV and MTV, and has performed for many celebrities including Boy George, Simon LeBon of Duran Duran and Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones as well as for clients such as Rolls-Royce, Virgin and Harrods. During this time Caasi has also toured extensively with The Bikini Beach Band as their featured dancer, including shows at The Royal Festival Hall and the Big Chill festival.

 

Caasi was delighted to be awarded second place winner of the prestigious Miss Bellydance UK competition in 2011,  and in April 2013, Caasi was invited to join the Company of Dreams as a principal dancer. She has been touring internationally with them since 2014. For more information about the company please visit www.companyofdreams.net.

Caasi is also a founder member of Hipnotix - a commercial bellydance company who recently completed a tour of the UK performing at Air Emirate's Go East Festival.

 

Caasi is a full member of Equity and is based in London. For more information on Caasi's Performance Packages and to book, please click here.

Caasi's biography...

Caasi's biography...