Alimah Roses Oriental Dance Studio

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About Thelma Rose Professional Belly Dancer

Thelma Rose is a Johannesburg based Professional Belly dance teacher, choreographer and performer. 

Thelma started her dance life in 1998 with Caribbean style dancing. In 2007 she started and focussed completely on Oriental dancing under the instruction of Cara, Aviva and Akasha consecutively where she has been pursuing knowledge and skill in Egyptian style oriental dancing. She has been featured on the cover story of issue 9 of raqSAfrica magazine in 2011. In 2010 she coached the Miss India SA 2010 on her winning talent piece. She has also been featured in a local music video in 2009 as a dancer.

Thelma Rose founded her dance troupe “Alimah Roses” who currently train and perform in Johannesburg.

She has been privileged in attending workshops with Hossam and Serena Ramzy in London 2011,Bozenka, Karim Nagi, Jillina, Heather Aued, Sandra, Chronis, Aviva and Ashara in South Africa from 2010-2016. Also with solo and group performances in the Samantha Emmanuel Show in Johannesburg 2010, Bozenka and Karim Hagi show in Johannesburg 2012 , Rohr Masr Show in Durban 2013 and the Oriental dance Festival hosted by Ajsa Samia and the Palace of the Winds in Cape Town 2011-2015.

She has also been a guest performer at various annual studio showcases including the Dancing Divinity Showcase 2011, Oriental Fire Showcase 2012, Oriental Invasion Showcase 2012-2016, Dancers of the Desert show in 2013 and 2014 and Belly Divas Hafla in Durban 2013.

She was crowned as the first ever South African Drum Solo Queen in July 2014.

Thelma is known to reflect and project happiness and energy on stage , and sometimes body poetry to suit the mood of the performance and music.


Alimah Roses Belly Dancers are trained in entertaining you at your event/function with the elaborate, exquisite and authentic belly dance moves and techniques. They are highly trained in dancing with the following props:

  • Fire sticks (with permission from the venue used)
  • Shamadan and Candle Tray
  • Veils (single or multiple)
  • Fan veils
  • Sagat/Zills/Finger cymbals
  • Sword and fire sword
  • Cane
  • Isis Wings (single or multiple)