Moved by the richly nuanced melodies and rhythms of the Arabic world and the sensuous energy of the bellydance, Abigail’s style is elegant, deeply feminine, romantic and expressive. Abigail believes in creating a shared experience through her dancing – drawing people in with her naturally magnetic personality, graceful way of moving, and gift for feeling music. Her extensive training in Egyptian folklore adds cultural depth and authenticity to her instruction and her performances.
Abigail began her bellydance study in Toronto with Badia Star and continued regular intensive training with Hannan Sultan and Nada El Masriya. She has enriched her dance education throughout the years through intensive workshops taught by Egyptian dance masters including Randa Kamal, Aida Nour, Lubna Emam, Nesrin Bahaa, and many others. Abigail was a core faculty member at Hannan’s Bellydance Studio/Egyptian Dance Academy in Toronto, Ontario from 2006 to 2014, teaching multiple weekly classes and specialty workshops. Abigail was a lead dancer in Rhythm Of The Nile/Egyptian Dance Company from 2007-2010, and co-directed the 2009 production Ayyam Zaman alongside artistic director Nada El Masriya. Abigail served as choreographer and mentor for the Egyptian Academy Student Troupe from 2010-2012, and the Egyptian Academy Folklore Troupe from 2012-2014.
Abigail has performed at countless public and private events over the last 10 years, ranging from intimate gatherings to crowds in the hundreds. She has danced at every kind of celebration imaginable – weddings and engagement parties, bachelorettes and bridal showers, corporate functions and charity fundraisers, Arabic restaurants and nightclubs, birthday bashes, anniversaries, cultural events and street festivals. Abigail treats every performance as a unique opportunity to connect with her audience emotionally and to share with them beauty, joy, and rich tradition of Arabic bellydance.
In 2014 Abigail relocated to Hamilton, Ontario and opened her own boutique studio out of her home, where she teaches private lessons and accepts performance bookings.