Draconis is an androgynous entity with a passion for Middle Eastern dance. His journey in dance started in elementary school with the conventional ballet and jazz class, now continued through college. A sprinkling of cheer leading and hip hop decorated his otherwise bland adolescence until he discovered his talent for belly dance in 2008 with the Isis Studio in Bedford, Texas. Since then he’s stayed true to his studio where he grew from student to teacher, becoming beloved as a local favorite in the area with his unique style and stage presence.
Draconis has been cultivating his signature style that he refers to as ‘Eclectic Fusion’. This is his unique dance philosophy and method for creating fusion that involves cross-training, academic study, and movement generation. The method for Eclectic Fusion is optimized to help dancers find their own voice within their dance, which includes learning different movement qualities, tuning in to your body’s emotional responses, and applying the created movements to your dance practice.
Outside the world of dance Drake continues to take dance classes in and out of college, and works as a part-time hair dresser and makeup artist in Dallas. In the near future, Draconis hopes to leave the world of cosmetology behind him and live fully as a performer, teacher and revolutionary. After a handful of competitions and pushing himself to get his name out in the belly dance world, Drake works hard every day to further his dance career and imprint on the community.
Classes with Draconis
The Non-Binary Performer’s Survival Guide
A lecture on being NB, trans, queer, etc in the belly dance community. A survival guide for individuals looking to find their place in the community, as well as for allies who want to learn how to engage respectfully, producers who want to book NB dancers, etc.