Eshe is the director & owner of Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium in Canada.  Born and raised in Hamilton, Eshe has been bellydancing since 2002.  She’s trained extensively in Canada, Japan, Egypt, and Turkey.  And she’s performed in  America, Japan, Turkey, South Korea, Australia, Malaysia and Indonesia. 

From 2008 to 2010, Eshe was the bellydancer for the Korean band Orgeltanz.  Orgeltanz and Eshe gigged at some of the country's biggest music festivals, including the Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival and Grand Mint Festival, were featured in the Korean editions of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, and appeared on several TV programs.  In 2009 she starred in Apollo 18's music video "Orbis."

 

In early 2010, Eshe was cast in the Korean and Indonesian versions of Bellydance Evolution – a large-scale, international bellydance stage production created by the renowned American bellydancer Jillina.  Eshe also won Asia’s “People’s Choice” award as part of the show.  The same year dance legend Sema Yildiz gave her the name “Yildiz” or  “Star” in Turkish after she performed at the famed Gar Casino in Istanbul. 2010-2015 Eshe ran her own bellydance studio in Seoul called Dream Dance Studio. She appeared regularly at high-profile art festivals such as Korea Experimental Arts Festival, Bucheon International Performance Art Festival, and Korea International Performing Arts Festival.  In 2012, her students won the bronze medal for Oriental Ensemble at the Tokyo International Bellydance Competition.  In 2013, Eshe started a new concert series in Seoul called Shake Shop.  The monthly event features bellydancers collaborating with Korean indie bands.  Since its inception, Shake Shop has seen Eshe and her students collaborating with some of the biggest names in Korea’s indie scene including Galaxy Express (2011 Korean Music Awards “Musician of the Year” winner), Jambinai (2013 Korean Music Awards “Best Crossover Album” winner), and Rock 'N’ Roll Radio (2014 Korean Music Awards “Rookie of the Year” winner).

 

In 2015, Eshe returned to Canada and started performing at award-winning events such as Supercrawl.  In 2016, she opened Mahasti & formed Raqs Mahasti who won 1st runner up at Star Bellydancer Canada in the troupe category. 

 

In 2017 she was nominated for a 2017 Women of Distinction award by the YWCA in the Arts | Culture | Design category. In 2018 she won a 40 Under 40 Business Achievement Award for her community & charity work. In 2019 she was cast in Bellydance Evolution's Los Angeles debut of Wizard of Oz.  The same year she was won in the Dancer / Performing Artist category at the Hamilton Art Awards. https://hamiltonbellydance.com/

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