Virginia Keft is an internationally recognised belly dance artist with a lifelong passion for traditional and contemporary belly dance. She has studied, performed, and taught both nationally and internationally and is a sought after instructor and choreographer in her art. Virginia holds a PhD in the history and literature of Middle Eastern Dance and is well versed in both theoretical and practical aspects of the dances of the Middle East and Maghreb.

Virginia is the owner and director of 'Cinnamon Twist Belly Dance' (, one of Australia's largest dance companies. She is the producer of the International festival - Wollongong Belly Dance Festival which runs biennially near Sydney Australia (

Virginia is available for performance, classes & workshops, as well as lectures and speaking tours.