Kylea Hartley - Festival Director

Kylea Hartley - Festival Director

As An Event Producer……

There’s no business like show business…. and Kylea knows how to put on a show!

For over a decade she has sponsored International dance artists including Mardi Love, Illan Riviere, Princess Farhana of Hollywood, Tamalyn Dallal and Jill Parker to teach and perform in South Australia.

Her passion for the arts and a romantic obsession with old world carnivals resulted in The Vaudeville Club a themed variety cabaret showcasing local and international talent which ran for three years.

The Adelaide Belly Dance Festival is the culmination of her two creative passions, Belly Dance and Event Production.

"Since my first Middle Eastern Dance Festival experience in 1992 in San Francisco, Ive longed for a festival in my own city. Now decades later and having been involved in over 40 festivals between Egypt and Australia, the wait is over thanks to Adelaides beloved Kylea Hartley. Hart by name but heart by nature" Nayima Hassan

Kylea Hartley

As A Dancer….

Kylea has been dancing since she was a child, learning from her mother who was also a dance teacher.

Her unique style has developed from extensive training in both Middle Eastern Dance and American Tribal style (ATS).

The result is a dynamic fusion, blending the fiery strength of Flamenco Gypsy and the earthiness of traditional Belly Dance with a vintage aesthetic.

In 2004 she became South Australia's first ATS teacher when she founded Tribe Vibe Dance and since then has earned a strong reputation for her inspiring teaching style, clear instruction and attention to detail. She has taught many of Adelaide's Tribal dancers some of which have now become teachers in their own right.

Best known for her innovative choreography Kylea draws inspiration from attending master workshops both locally and interstate to further her dance skills.

Kylea loves dancing with her students and feels that her artistic expression is fully realised in TribeVibe's unique style of bellydance fusion.