Rachael Redfern is an internationally acclaimed Fusion Bellydancer based in London, UK. She teaches and performs professionally full time with courses in London and online alongside performing and offering workshops nationally and abroad in locations including Germany, Italy, Belgium and the USA.
Recognised equally for her skills as both performer and teacher, she is known for her clean technique and distinctive stylisation influenced by dark vintage aesthetics as well as for her inventive choreographic work with emphasis on precision, expression and musicality.
Passionate about bellydance since her early teens, she first studied Egyptian raqs sharqi and baladi before falling in love at first sight with Fusion Bellydance when Rachel Brice and the Indigo performed in her hometown in 2005. Since then, she has devoted herself to intensive training in this style including as scholarship recipient for both Zoe Jakes' Dancecraft (Key of Diamonds) and Rachel Brice's 8 Elements (Initiation) programmes.
Rachael has performed solo or with her troupe Verbeia across many nightclubs, restaurants and theatre venues in London such as Sketch, Egg, The Steel Yard, House of KOKO and Sadler's Wells as well as further afield at multiple music, dance and arts festivals in the UK and beyond.
Outside of dancing and teaching, she enjoys collecting records and vintage clothing and is a regular DJ at London club Torture Garden.
- Photography by Sabua Gartig