Ankara Rose is a professional dance artist who brings to the stage a style uniquely her own. A truly innovative career artist, she performs full-time as a soloist and tours often with top Celtic & World music acts. Audiences have often commented on the energy she brings to the dance, her fun and engaging performance style, musicality, and passionate fiery spirit.
Make your next event one really special, that will leave your guests with unforgettable memories! Ankara Rose truly cares about the success of your event and will tailor each performance specifically to it. She has performed at many private functions throughout her career and will work with you to ensure its success.
Price Range: $175 and up
A lifelong devotee of dance, Ankara Rose works professionally in more than one world dance style. Specializing in Middle Eastern (Belly dance), she is also known for her signature stylization "Celtic Fusion Bellydance": a unique and dynamic fusion of Irish Step, Scottish Highland, and Middle Eastern Dance. She is one of the world's first to perform Celtic Fusion Bellydance professionally, and has done so since 2005. This energetic and dynamic performer has taught workshops, choreographed, and performed at various venues throughout the United States and Canada - from outdoor festivals to indoor theatrical productions; in film and live music concerts.
It is her goal to share her passion and joy of dance with the world; whether it's in a staged theatrical production, music video, live music concert... or at your very own event!
Please Note: She provides family friendly entertainment- She does NOT perform for bachelor parties/all-male audiences.
TYPICAL SHOWS INCLUDE:
*Completely customizable upon discussion of your event*
BELLYDANCE: Ankara Rose performs Turkish, Modern Egyptian, and American Oriental. Show includes a gorgeous traditional bellydance costume and appropriate music. Props and specialties can include: Veil and Double Veil, Sword, Zills (Finger cymbals), fiery drum solo, and audience participation if you wish!
IRISH STEP/CELTIC SHOW: Ankara Rose can perform Soft Shoe and Hard shoe Irish Step dance (Hard shoe must have appropriate dance surface at your venue) to traditional reel and jig tunes or more modern-edge Celtic rock. +/OR Scottish Highland dance. Dancing can reflect the music from either traditional steps/dances to innovative and cutting-edge contemporary choreography.
CELTIC BELLYDANCE FUSION: Ankara Rose's signature dance style: Irish Step, Scottish Highland, and Bellydance all fused into one dance! "Creating a bridge across cultures through the joy of movement that is universal" - Perfect for cultural events and world festivals or corporate functions! Music reflects the fusion and dancing can include any of the specialties from the above categories. *Please note: Unless split into more than one performance with time for costume change, Celtic Fusion shows typically do NOT include the glamorous heavily-beaded bellydance costume (costumes are more modern/contemporary styles); as they are not appropriate to Celtic dance in!
**Typical private function shows run from 15-30 minutes and range in price. Ankara Rose is available for longer events as well, and can be booked for a flat hourly rate depending on type of event. She can also do split performances throughout the evening in one particular dance style or a combination of the above. Additional Travel/lodging fees will apply when necessary.
**Ankara Rose is also available to teach dance lessons in-conjunction with her performances. (Bellydance is perfect for Bachelorette/Ladies only events!) Please inquire for further details.
**Ankara Rose frequently works with musicians, and would be more than happy to organize live music for your event - from one musician to an entire band! Special rates and conditions apply, please contact for details and availability.
Clean, clear floor space or stage area
If not using live music, a soundsystem with CD or Ipod capability
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