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Michelle has performed for audiences in Turkey, Australia, Japan, India, The Bahamas, and the US. She has also won several dance competitions, including the People’s Choice Awards, The East Coast Classic, and the North Valley Competition.
Her resume may sound glamorous at first glance, but her articles on the Gilded Serpent go into the comic details of some of her most bizarre international shows.
She and her dance partner, Sandra, have long fought for fair wages and fair treatment for dancers in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has written several articles about the business side of professional dancing.
Michelle is the producer of the By Dancers For Dancers DVD series and makes websites for professional dancers.
Web sites: www.arabicdance.net
Articles on Gilded Serpent by or about Michelle Joyce
- 8-15-12 Market Yourself with Michelle Joyce,
RaqsTV.com Exclusive Content Streams to Your Screen-"Insider Secrets"
Unlike so many dance DVDs produced these days, the audience for Insider Secrets is not just any dancer. The information is aimed directly at the professional (and almost-professional) performer. Here Michelle Joyce acts as your personal mentor and guide to marketing topics, and she clearly knows a lot about the subject.
- 5-6-07 How to Charge What You Are Worth
The first step to becoming an effective negotiator is to emotionally detach yourself from the outcome. If you can’t walk away from the deal, you have already lost.
- 10-24-06 Adventures in Turkey 2006
I am not exaggerating when I say that Sandra actually threw herself into Bella's arms and wept when she first laid eyes on her.
- 1-13-05 The Grand International Bellydance Tour or How We Fled India at Midnight, Eluding Our Captors and Evading our Go-Go-Dance Responsibilities. or What Would Fifi Do?
It may not have been such a problem for us had the prostitutes not been posing as bellydancers!
- 1-28-03 How I Accidentally Became a Successful Belly Dance Teacher (and you can too!)
Now mine is the most popular class, which led to a snowballing of other gyms adding belly dance aerobics classes.
- 3-8-04 Hindu Extremists Riot at Belly Dance Show
At the time, I was beginning to understand that this was a potentially dangerous and explosive situation. But I had no way of knowing how much danger I was really in.