Bastet and Nadima

Welcome to Maelstrom


Located in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois and Oakland, California, Maelstrom Dance fuses multiple belly dance styles including Urban Tribal, Gothic, and dark Cabaret. While maintaining cabaret belly dance roots, we branch out through the use of contemporary music and unique costuming to appeal to a broader audience.


Maelstrom Dance began in July of 2006 as a creative outlet for experimentation within the framework of bellydance.


Despite its new beginnings, Maelstrom draws on a combined 7 years of bellydance experience. This includes formal training in Egyptian, Folkloric, and American Tribal Style as well as creative movement.