Turkish | Puerto Rican | Based in Houston Texas
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Voyage Houston Magazine
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Guzel Kandemir is a Professional Entertainer, Belly Dancer and Fire Artist.
Her journey in the entertainment industry started at a very young age introduced to her by her parents.
Her father was a musician and former dancer in Turkey and my mother a well-known dance teacher in Puerto Rico.
Influenced by both their love for performance, art and their cultures Turkish and Puerto Rican, at age 3 she was already learning from them a very old Turkish traditional dance name Kafkas. By age 4, she was performing other folk dances like La Bomba y Plena Puertorriqueña, Zeybek even Karachay in small stages or family gatherings. Since then, her love for the art form just grew.
Güzel is an experienced dancer with an extended background training and studying different dance style and sports like a ballet, belly dance, hula dance, baton twirler, cheerleader, fire manipulation, within many others. She has participated in many competitions as a soloist artist winning first place nationally. As a result, Güzel was sponsored to compete at the ESPN Twirl Mania National Championships in Orlando, FL. She has made appearances in festivals, carnivals and parades representing her talent in places such as the Puerto Rican Parade in New York and Florida, as well as the Disney Parade in Orlando FL and Macy's Parade.
Guzel is been performing Oriental Belly dance for 11 years in the United States and she is now based in Houston, Texas.
Her perfomances are traditional and modern, family friendly, providing unique quality entertainment.
She makes most of her props, costumes and choreographies.
Güzel has also trained since 2006 as a fire manipulator working on technical skills and safety. She's currently skilled in 12 different fire acts; multiple fire props like
Double Fire staff, Poi's, Waits Belt, Fire eating, spinning Fire fans, balancing Fire sword, Fire wheel & more. She is now one of Houston's most recognized Fire Artists providing
indoor and outdoor friendly stunning fire performances.
Güzel is forever evolving into a better artist, training hard and reinventing her self and her show to provide the best of out there!
After competing and performing for many years, Güzel also coaches as a dance instructor.
Güzel is an Insured Professional.
Concerts & Galas
Mediterrenean Gala | Project Name | 2017/2018/2019 | Belly Dancer
Lebanese Gala | Project Name | 2017 | Belly Dancer
Sawma Concerts | Sawma Events | 2016/2017/2018/2019/2020 | Belly Dancer
Parades & Festivals
Macy's Parade | 5th Ave New York | Dancer
Puerto Rican Parade | New York/ Tampa FL | 2006 | Twirling & Band
Lebanese Festival Jones Plaza | 2017 | Solo Belly Dance & Luna Oriental
Disney Parade | Walt Universal Studios | 2013 | Professional Twirler
Cirque Noir Festivals | 2016-Current | Cirque Entertainer Circus Belly Dancer
Lebanese Festival | 2019 | Duo Belly Dance Performance
Restaurants, Lounge & Bar
BeyRoot Lounge | Belly Dance Show | 2020 - Current | Lead Entertainment
Cafe Mawal | Belly Dance Show | 2016 - Current | Performing Artist Belly Dancer
RestHouse Cafe | Belly Dance Show | 2019- Current | Belly Dancer
Cafe Mawal Express | Belly Dance Show | 2019- Current | Belly Dance
Hayat Cafe | Belly Dance Show | 2020- Current | Belly Dancer
Midpoint Bar & Grill Katy l Belly Dancer l 2017- Current l Private Events
Alexander the Great | Belly Dance SHow | 2019-2020 | | Belly Dancer
Andalucia Tapas & Bar | Belly Dance Show | 2013-2020 | | Fusion Belly Dance
Cedars Tapas & Bar | Belly Dance Show | 2018-2019 | Belly Dancer
Houston House of Blues l Fashion Show l Belly Dancer
SNP Cafe and Lounge l Belly Dance Show
Glow Hookah Lounge l Belly Dance Show
Sheer Hookah Lounge l Belly Dance show l
Cafe Europe | Tuesday Belly Dance Show | 2013-2017 | Belly Dancer
Byblos Houston l Belly Dance Show l 2015-2018 l Belly Dancer
Skewers Mediterranean Cafe & Grill l Belly Dance Show
Majorca Tapas & Bar | Friday Belly Dance Show | 2014-2016 | Belly Dancer
Cafe Layal | Friday Belly Dance Show | 2013-2015 | Belly Dancer
Training & Workshops
Ponticia Universidad Católica de Ponce | Business Admin | Fashion Designs
Escuela de Artes Plásticas de San Juan | Arts & Performance | Fashion Designs
FIT New York | Arts & Fashion Designs
Props maker, headdress maker, costume wear
Perfoming specialty acts doable batons staff, led act, fire manipulation