Belly Dance by Nazaneen
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- Based in Seattle,WA
- Belly Dance Performance and Instruction in Seattle and Surrounding Areas
- Belly Dancer available for weddings, birthday parties, corporate events or a bachelorette party (sorry, no bachelor parties or other all-male events)
Celebrated by both the Middle Eastern and Western community for her authenticity, expressiveness and beauty, Nazaneen's graceful and captivating style of Raqs Sharqi (belly dance) has delighted audiences in both Europe and the United States.
A seasoned performer, Nazaneen is well loved for her ability to deliver show-stopping, high energy dancing that is simultaneously engaging, entertaining, graceful and studded with strong technique. Her dance vocabulary is deeply rooted in the traditional dances of the middle east that form the basis of contemporary belly dance as well as ballet and jazz techniques to bring you an authentic, dynamic and polished performance in any setting from weddings to private parties and restaurant venues.
As a teacher, Nazaneen is widely sought out not only for her skill, but also for her patience and ability to translate the complex movements of Middle Eastern dance in a way that is tailored to the student. She strongly believes that dance is meant to be enjoyed by all and that with the right training anyone can enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of dance.
Nazaneen now brings her expertise to the pacific northwest, where she both teaches and performs various middle eastern dance forms, including modern and classical Egyptian Raqs Sharqi (belly dance), various Arabic folk dances as well as Persian classical and folk dance.
Training and background
Born to an Iranian mother, Nazaneen was raised in a household filled with middle eastern culture and dance. She began her training in Raqs Sharqi (belly dance), pan-Arabic folk dances and Persian folkloric styles in early childhood under the guidance of her mother and grandmother. As a teenager, Nazaneen began to pursue her dance goals further, studying with various renowned instructors across the United States. Since then, Nazaneen has continued to expand her dance education, studying intensively with some of the biggest names in Middle Eastern dance, including grand master Mahmoud Reda. Professionally, Nazaneen is passionate about furthering the art of Middle Eastern dance in the United States and across the globe with a focus on preserving the cultural roots of the dance and delivering authentic, high-class performances that reflect these cultural roots.
Among other cities, Belly Dance by Nazaneen may serve the following areas: Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Auburn, Bellevue, Everett, Puyallup, Seatac, Bothell, Bremerton, Burien, Kent, Lacey, Lakewood, Renton, Tukwila, Bellingham, Edgewood, Federal Way, Gig Harbor, Issaquah, Lynnwood, Normandy Park, Parkland, Redmond, Shoreline, South Hill, Anacortes, Bitter Lake, Camano Island
Hire Nazaneen for your special event! Whether its a wedding, birthday, corporate event or a bachelorette party (sorry, no bachelor parties or other all-male events) Nazaneen is sure to add that extra special pizzazz to your unique event. Contact Nazaneen for rates and information.
Full Oriental Routines:
Egyptian, Lebanese, Turkish or Greek style. This includes a grand entrance, followed by traditional or pop music, use of a prop (more on that below) and a drum solo. Any of these elements can be requested individually and tailored to your event.
Arabic: Raqs al Assaya, Khaleeji, Raqs Baladi, Malaya Leff Persian: Classical Persian court dance, Ghasem Abadi, Bandari, Baba Karam, Kereshmeh
Zills/Sagat/Finger cymbals, cane (assaya), veil, Isis wings, shamedan (candleabra), candle balancing, sword balancing, dancing on wine glasses
Zeffa: The traditional Arabic wedding procession featuring one (or more) dancers dancing with shamedans (candelabras).
Harem Parties: Want to do something extra special for you and your girlfriends? Why not hire Nazaneen for your next all-female event? Harem parties include a 45 minute lesson for you and your friends, lots of fun, laughter and hip shaking as well as an optional performance add-on.
All performances include Nazaneen's signature engaging, high energy and professional style and are tailored to your special event to deliver you high quality, venue appropriate entertainment, so feel free to discuss your entertainment goals and needs with Nazaneen.
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