Safiya Karolia

Safiya Karolia is a dancer currently residing in her home town, Perth, Western Australia. Her professional career as a dancer started at the age of 16. Saf’s exposure to working with artists, live performances, film and TV as well directing passion project films has shaped her into a passionate and progressive artist.

Saf aims to build herself to be the best dancer she can be, and translate her experiences and knowledge into education for young emerging artists. Her skills in education expand across many levels and is a key focus in her career.

With a key interest in travel, she has used this as a tool in her life to engage, learn and grow in many dance communities across the globe such as New York City, Japan, Singapore, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, China and Regional Australia. Rather than chasing one dream in one place, she has created her own opportunities and possibilities through her adventurous nomadic lifestyle.

Highlights of her career include and are not limited to working with artists such as Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Jazz Cartier, Ralph and Jessica Mauboy, as well as featuring in commercials for brands such as Therabody, Somersby Cider, Cineplex and Betts Shoes. Furthermore live performances including Fringe, HUM Awards, Chevron Ball and independent dance shows.

Saf continues to train in multiple styles of dance, create films and engage in all movement related work. On other days, you can find her at the movement gym, taking class, or finding new music.

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