Discovering new fusion belly dance talents

With our Factor CO program we search for new fusion belly dance talents in The Netherlands and abroad. 

photo by Marscha van Druten

After three selection days we have selected twelve dance acts for the one and only talent program dedicated to develop the skills of Fusion Belly dancers in The Netherlands and abroad. Different coaches have guided these dancers to improve their dance acts and performance skills. On Sunday 15 May they have given a top performance at the final presentation during the Shimmy Shake Talent Show at Maaspodium Rotterdam.

Performance Clips

A selection of the performances from our Factor CO talents: 



El Yasmine





In 2016 the pre-selection for Factor CO took place in Zutphen, Rotterdam and Sittard.


The first selection day of Factor CO 2016 took place on the 6th of March 2016 during the Oriental Dance Event in Zutphen at Theater Hanzehof.


The second selection day of Factor CO 2016 took place on the 19th of March 2016 in Rotterdam at SKVR. 


The third selection day of Factor CO 2016 took place on the 19th of April 2016 in Sittard at Gemeenschapshuis 'de Landjwaer'.

dancers & coaches

Factor CO 2016 would not have been possible without the active support of the coaches mentioned in the table on the right.

Dancers & Coaches
Dancer Coach
Moiren Sheila Zeebregts
Silvana Maya Acid
Dayenne Vleer
El Yasmine Tjarda van Straten
Rebecca Nadiya Natali
Sara Tjarda
Jolijn Esther Nederpelt
Carmen Kaouther
Myrte Sheila Meijers
Frouke Esther Nederpelt
Anne Grieger Nargis
The Macadamia's Sulayca