About Hanlie Kennaugh

Hanlie is an incredibly dedicated and passionate dancer. Over the last decade, she has focused on both Oriental Belly Dance and Fusion Belly Dance styles.

She has honed her skills under the expert guidance of Natalie Clark, the esteemed founder of Dancing Divinity, since 2014. Hanlie has showcased her talent on numerous occasions by performing at Dancing Divinity studio shows, World Belly Dance Day, Tribalation, and Night of the Stars.

What sets Hanlie apart is her desire to learn and grow as a dancer. She has sought out training with accomplished teachers, both locally and internationally, to broaden her repertoire.

While she enjoys many different styles of belly dance, her true passion lies in the romantic performances from the Golden Era of Belly Dance.


All in all, Hanlie is a truly passionate belly dancer who dedicates herself wholly to her art and students.

belly dancer with fan veils
Miss Belly Dance South Africa 2023
Karma Echoes Certified Teacher

Achievements

  • Hanlie performed in the 2016 Dancing Divinity theatrical belly dance showcase called “Not Another Fairytale” and the 2019 Dancing Divinity theatrical belly dance showcase called “Neverland”
  • Miss Belly Dance SA 2019:
    • Hanlie performed in and choreographed a Feather Fan group choreography that won 1st place in the Non-Title Group Sensational Props category
  • Miss Belly Dance SA 2021:
    • Hanlie and Bonita won 2nd place in the Non-Title Group Fascinating Fusion category
  • Hanlie taught her first workshop – Tantalizing Tango – alongside Bonita Rossouw – for Dancing Divinity in March 2022
  • Hanlie started teaching belly dance classes for Dancing Divinity in July 2022
  • Hanlie certified as a Karma Echoes Level 1 teacher in March 2023
  • Miss Belly Dance SA 2023:
    • Hanlie and Bonita’s fusion choreography “Toxic” won Gold in the Non-Title Group Fascinating Fusion category
    • Hanlie was part of the group that won 2nd place in the Non-Title Group Sensational Props category with a fan veil choreography by Victoria Teel
    • Hanlie was part of the group that won 1st place in the Non-Title Group Sensational Props category with a silk veil choreography by David Abraham
    • Hanlie won the title of Ms. Diva Belly Dance South Africa 2023
  • Hanlie performed with Valenteena Ianni in Valenteena’s “Shadow Cursing” Performance Intensive and “Bad Guy” Karma Echoes Crew Performance in November 2023