Drawing on her varied and well-rounded performance background, Zoe Jakes has developed a versatile instruction style all her own. Katarina Burda (an original member of Bal-Anat) was her first teacher and influence, and Zoe was a company member of Katarina's troop Aywah!
Jakes began belly dancing in 2000 but had taken other forms of dance, including jazz and ballet, for ten years prior. She is known for her own particular style of tribal fusion. She was a member of the Suhaila dance company and four years later, in 2005, she began dancing and touring with Bellydance Superstars.