About Serpentine Entertainment

With over 20 years in the business of entertainment and event production, Serpentine Studios Entertainment Agency includes world-class dancers, circus artists and performers who have been dazzling audiences all over the world.
Gathering local circus artists and dancers from all over the Atlantic provinces, we have been showcasing local talent since 2007. We pride ourselves and our team on being reliable, professional, and prepared for any challenge.
Our clients include CBC, Opera Nova Scotia, The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Casino Nova Scotia, Alderney Landing, The International Bellydance Conference of Canada,  and The Halifax International Buskers Festival, to name a few.
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About Serpentine Studios

Founded by Laura Selenzi and Monique Ryan, we have been known for our approachable, fun, and fabulous movement classes since September 2011. 
We now operate out of multiple studios in the HRM. In the past we offered instruction in various styles of bellydance as well as circus arts, hula hoop, burlesque, flexibility, and fitness classes.
Serpentine Studios is now run by Laura Selenzi and focuses on performance art and entertainment, as well as Laura's dance classes in Dartmouth and Halifax.

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Meet Our Founders

Founders Monique Ryan and Laura Selenzi

Laura Selenzi and Monique Ryan spent years dreaming Serpentine Studios into reality, envisioning a safe space where people come to explore movement, discover bellydance, and join a vibrant and supportive community. With over 20 years of training each, Monique’s fusion dance and circus arts background and Laura’s classic Egyptian bellydance and manual therapy background combine to create a unique and hypnotic style that has delighted students and audiences across Canada since 2003.

​After years of Cabaret Serpentine working together to produce popular annual shows, classes, workshops, and bringing international bellydance luminaries to the Maritimes, the duo realized their goal of opening Serpentine Studios as of 2011 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The studio is now celebrating its 8th year as a driving force in Halifax’s creative dance and movement scene.

Resident Dance Companies

Ranging from student dance troupes to professional dance companies, our passionate performers are available for a range of performances from community events, to festivals, to staged presentations. Contact us to find out more!

Serpentine Dance Company

A professional bellydance collective associated with Serpentine Studios, Laura Selenzi, Monique Ryan and Tina Afsana are Serpentine Dance Company, a dynamic trio exploring the traditional roots as well as the evolving modern potential of bellydance.

Laura’s years of experience in Egyptian and fusion bellydance, combined with Monique’s training in circus arts and world fusion dance; and Tina’s years of Egyptian and contemporary dance experience result in an elevated theatrical, skilled and compelling style.

Hire these dancers as soloists, a duet, or a trio for your finest events.

Serpentine Egyptian Troupe

Formed in 2013, this group presents classic Egyptian and fusion style belly dance as taught by Laura Selenzi at Serpentine Studios in Halifax. Current members include Tina Afsana, LeeAnne Crouse, Maia Dauphinee, Krista Tilley, Rebecca Harrison, Kaitlyn Watson, Diane Nowell, and Bonny Lee.