About Us

 Welcome! I’m Nathalie owner of Dreams Bellydance Academy!

My Goal is to help you achieve right technique with your dancing…Translation: I’m here to  make you the dancer you always dreamed to be.

Whether your intention of study is to become a professional belly dancer and/or instructor you will be introduced to a new world of thinking, feeling, and moving. Here at DreamsBellydance Academy we make dancers one dream at a time, so get ready to believe, dance, and have a blast because everything is possible!!


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Before we go further about my school let’s talk about technique shall we?

Because the belly dance technique that I’m talking about, it is not the one that you show up in a class room and follow the teacher steps, feel good that you had a workout, go home and stay in the same level of dancing. Oh no! The technique I’m talking about is the one that I will provide for you so that you can achieve your ultimate dancing goals. The one where you will finally feel that you are moving forward with your dancing and finally seeing PROGRESS!  

If you have never stepped into a dance studio before or have no “Rhythm”, no worries! I will encourage you to dream BIG, I will provide you all the technique you need for you see results. Because in my studio everything is possible if you commit to it! 

I will always encourage you, guide you through it every step of the way, and provide all the knowledge I have to help you achieve your goals. I am not claiming to be perfect or know it all,  but my commitment to my students is to always help them and give them as much as I can. Expect from me nothing but always an honest advice and answer to your questions and concerns.

I’m here to walk you through this and I already BELIEVE IN YOU!


My experience at Dreams Belly Dance has been absolutly amazing, Nathalie has inspired me in dancing and in every aspect of life. I am more dedicated and I feel more confident about myself. Nathalie is the best dance instructor and teacher ever! Everyone at DBA is so welcoming and loving! Thank you Nathalie so much for everything! You inspire me!

Valentina Giraldo-  (Graduated Level 5 Student- Pro team member)


Nathalie, thank you for helping me to achieve my dreams and for being professional and at the same time supportive and caring with everyone, you have inspired me so much in so many ways, I am learning so much from you. That’s why I am your NUMBER 1 Fan!


Jhonnela Flores-(Former level 5 Student)


Wow! Love taking classes here! Nathalie is truly talented not only as a dancer and performer but also as a teacher. This is very important because not all great dancers make great teachers, but Nathalie’s surely got it! She is very pleasant & patient with all students and teaches proper and safe dancing technique (I truly thank her for keeping my body pain-free!=) And on top of that I get my cardio, toning and dance styling (as well as socializing with the girls:) all in one stop! Also, Nathalie is super nice, professional and OMG! loads of Fun! I totally recommend this studio to everyone, experienced with belly dance or even if you’ve never taken any belly dance before (don’t worry, you’ll learn everything u need to learn here). (Olga Gutierrez- Former graduated Student)

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 Nathalie’s Professional Bio

DreamsBellydance was founded in May of 2003. Nathalie Zarate the founder and organizer of DBA  is a professional bellydance performer, choreographer, producer, and instructor. Most importantly Nathalie is a devoted and passionate dancer that continues to share her passion with others… She began her dance training at the young age of 4. Nathalie studies began with ballet, jazz, tango, contemporary, modern, Argentinean Folk, Flamenco, and a bit of ice skating. From an early age Nathalie found her passion among artists, music, and dance. She found herself delighted by Middle Eastern dance and culture at the age of 14. As her dance education expanded, Nathalie became one of South Florida’s acclaimed performers and dance instructors. With her beautiful, soulful, and passionate style  at the age of 19 Nathalie started teaching bellydance classes locally. After receiving so much love and dedication from her students she decided to create and produced her own dance productions. In 2003 Nathalie organized her first dance production and called it DreamsBellydance. Ever since, DreamsBellydance productions have being growing immensely. Providing quality and high scale productions, Nathalie and her dance team are one of South Florida’s favorite. Over the years, Nathalie has worked really hard to bring the BEST of Middle Eastern dance to South Florida. Nathalie was the winner of the second runner up in The Miss Bellydance USA Competition 2004, in Portland Oregon, and in 2006 she was selected by the Bellydance Superstars in the auditions held in Miami to participate in the European Tour, while she did not make the final cut of the European tour, Nathalie had the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles, California and do an intensive training with the main Choreographer of the BDS Jillina Carlano.  Between the years of 2005 and 2006 Nathalie was also selected to be the opening act for famous Lebanese singer Melhem Barakat and Wael Kfoury in their concert in South Florida. Nathalie was featured in many music videos and Television shows such as, Timberland’s Music Video (Indian Flute), R- Kelly’s Music video (Whine for me), MTV music Award 2005, Opening Act for the Cirque du Soleil “KA” in Las Vegas and Fox Sports awards. She has also performed for many celebrities like Shaquille O’Neil, Gloria Stefan, Emilio Stefan, Jason Taylor, Method man, Alonzo Mourning and many more. Between the years of 2010-2012 she traveled intensively for 10 days througout Europe teaching and performing, as well as traveling to Asia, and South America for performances and seminars. She is the organizer and Founder of the Miami Bellydance Convention, an International belly dance festival that features the best belly dancers from all over the world showcasing workshops, gala shows, and a belly dance competition to a traditional Middle Eastern Live Band. To see more about Nathalie please check her personal website Here.