Rachael Redfern is an internationally acclaimed Fusion Bellydancer based in London, UK. She teaches and performs professionally full time, offering classes both in London and online alongside international workshops and performances in locations including Germany, Italy, Belgium and the USA.
Recognised equally for her skills as both performer and teacher, she is known for her distinctive fusion stylisation with strong technique and dark vintage flair, as well as for her charismatic teaching style and 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 in the USA.
Rachael has performed solo or directed her Fusion Bellydance troupe project Verbeia across many nightclubs, restaurants and theatre venues in London such as Sketch, Egg, The Steel Yard 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