Alimah Roses Oriental Dance Studio
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Thelma Rose

Thelma Rose is a Johannesburg based Professional Belly dance teacher, choreographer and performer. 

Thelma Rose founded her dance troupe “Alimah Roses” who currently train and perform in Johannesburg. 

She has also been a guest performer at various annual studio showcases and International Dance festivals

She was crowned as the first ever South African Drum Solo Queen in July 2014 and Judged the 2019 & 2021 Miss Belly Dance South Africa competition

Thelma is known to reflect and project happiness and energy on stage , and sometimes body poetry to suit the mood of the performance and music.


What started as curiosity, turned into a hobby that became a 22-year love affair with Middle Eastern Dance.

This love affair has been the one constant in my life. My dancing journey has taken me places, it connected me with likeminded women of all shapes, cultures, nationalities, and sizes, many of which have become lifelong friends. Dancing introduced me to a world of art, adventure, inspiration, glitter, and glamour.

I have had the privilege to train with and learn from some of the best teachers both locally and internationally. The learning never stops, there is always a new place to go, a new move to concur.

Dancing has always been a safe and creative space that allowed me to express, trust and be myself. Movement and dance are the most truthful way we have of expressing ourselves.