About us

Meet the Adelaide Belly Dance Festival Team


The Adelaide Belly Dance Festival Team consists of teachers and performers who share a passion for belly dance. The team members are Acushla Mkrtschjan, Gülten Bulca, Hilde Lund, Regan Gardner, Dively Irigoyen, Wendy Pryor, Claire McDonald and Bridgette Anderson. 


Together, their vision is to bring together the belly dance community of Adelaide and to promote the art of belly dance locally and nationally.


Adelaide Belly Dance Festival Mission Statement


The Adelaide Belly Dance Festival (ABDF) actively promotes and recognises the principles of fairness, equity and social justice in relation to and across, intersections of race, age, disability, faith, religion, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, political beliefs and all other identities represented among our diverse group.


These include, but are not limited to, being tolerant and respectful of all participants, associates, sponsors, teachers, association members and community members no matter their religion, national origin, ethnicity, political beliefs or sexual orientation


The ABDF appreciates the importance of inclusion along with respect, tolerance and peace. We seek to empower and engage with the community in a peaceful and respectful way, sharing our mutual love of Middle Eastern dance and music.