Amera Eid

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Amera Eid

The Princess of Australia

Amera Eid is an Australian bellydancer and owner of an Australian bellydance school, Amera's Palace. Amera is of Egyptian and European background and was introduced to bellydancing at the age of twelve. She began her professional training with Rozeta Ahalyea in Sydney in 1983 and worked the Sydney restaurant and Arabic nightclub circuit. She appeared as a support act in concerts for numerous visiting Arabic singers such as Mona Merashli, George Wassouf, Rageb Alame, Rabih El Kholi, Amr Diab, Ehab Toufik, Melham Baraket, Tony Mohanna, Mayez Al Bayah, Pascal Mashalany, and Nawal El Zough

Eid opened Amera's Palace bellydance boutique in 1987, which included one of the first bellydance schools in Sydney. ( The school operated in Sheiks Tent nightclub on weeknights , whilist the nightclub was closed in 1987) In the days before the internet the boutique also acted as the hub of information on bellydancing in Australia through The Palace newsletter, which ultimately became a bi annual magazine. The magazine merged with Bellydance Oasis Magazine in late 2006 due to Amera's growing commitments to looking after three foster children.

In 1990, Amera was put in contact with Lebanese agent Toros Siranossian, and became one of only a handful of non-Arabic dancers to work with him at that time. Mr Siranossian represented Amera for the next 7 years, with continuous year-round contracts throughout the Middle East, taking up residence in Beirut as her home base. Between 1994 and 1999 Amera also traveled regularly to Egypt, where she trained with top choreographers Raqia Hassan, Ibrahim Akef and Aida Nour, and also performed two contracts in the summer of 1999.

Amera returned to Australia after this and retired as a professional dancer but continuing to teach and runs international workshops . She is now also a fully qualified aerobics & fitness instructor. In 2008 she will be hosting THE FARHA TOUR to Australia, November 6-9th 2008, the first time a Belly Dance event of this international calibre has ever happened in the Southern Hemisphere.


List of Clubs and Contracts in the Middle East:

Here is as many places that i can remember - some places i went back and forth to, note : the months idicate the time of the written contract, sometimes i stayed longer
Performances - In between i would go back to Australia for work in Nightclubs/Parties or travel for Private Parties around the Middle East  - sorry it looks jumbled ! I have to rack my brains ! Now i just do private functions/workshops ect. First contacts also in 1988 - Athens Greece - Kantari Lebanese Restaurant 6 months and Private Parties in Residences and Concerts for Arab Dignitaries. 1989 - Rumours Nightclub, Singapore,  Private Parties Bahrain and Al Nasr Leisureland and Clardige Hotel, and various private parites in Palaces, Dubai  UAE

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