Astra is an international teacher & performer from the UK. Having trained originally in ballet, tap, modern & jazz, Bellydance became a part of her life when she joined her Mother’s (Kajira/Jan Piggott) classes at 17. She is a trained JWAAD teacher & a Zumba instructor. As a 2nd generation Bellydancer, she fell in love with the music, costumes, culture & femininity of the dance. She has since gone on to perform in India for many high profile weddings & events, & Spain where she taught regular classes & workshops, plus was a resident dancer of a well known high profile Marbella venue. She has performed at Majma, JoY, Planet Egypt plus many Lebanese, Turkish, Indian & Egyptian restaurants entertaining people with her lively & joyful style, & has regularly taught workshops at Jan’s Jersey & Torquay Bellydance weekends. Astra specialises in Oriental, Baladi, Bollywood & Burlesque/Latin/Charleston/Jazz fusion dances. She enjoys teaching and performing with props, particularly wings, stick, fan veils, finger cymbals and fire props.