Hire Professional BellyDancers for your next Special Event. (no all male events). We provide a family oriented performance. The Johara Dancers perform at many nursing & assisted living homes throughout West Michigan along with many private events (retirement, birthdays, anniversaries, graduation, wedding showers, holidays, resturants & more). Sharon is the Artistic Director and the Star Performer. Want to learn how to BellyDance? Sharon also teaches at varies studio spaces in Muskegon, Grand Haven, Norton Shores & Whitehall. She is also available for private BellyDance parties at your location. For Bio and Additional Information, please contact Sharon. Thank you & Belly Hugs!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 15 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
We perform many different styles of BellyDance. This is a family show and at some time during the performance we invite the audience to participate with us. Great family entertainment for everyone.
Sharon started dancing at the age of 3. Coming from a Russian Ballet background Sharon has studied many types of dance including Tap, Jazz, Toe, African, & Modern. She started taking Belly Dance in the 1970’s and rediscovered her passion for it in 2003. She is a Dance Major from MCC and has taught Russian Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Dancercise w/Sharon, & Belly Dance. She has taught dance in California & Michigan. Her stage name is “Žahirah” which means, luminous, shining. She has studied with Thornton School of Dance, Judith Brooky, Linda Jones, Christina Tejchma, Cyrena White, and Laura Armenta. Sharon has also taken intensive workshops with Yesmina, Bozenka (2000 Miss America of Belly Dance & one of the Bellydance Superstars), Jillina (Choreographer for & one of the Bellydance Superstars), Rachel Brice (one of the Tribal Bellydance Superstars), Amaya from New Mexico (formally from Muskegon), Suhaila Salimpour, Karim Nagi, Amel Tafsout, Tamalyn Dallal, Amar Gamal (Bellyqueen & Bellydance Superstars), Megha Gavin from Devyani, and Carolena Nericcio from Fat Chance Belly Dance. GS Certified w/FCBD, Crystal Dunlap from Unveiled & Bellyqueen. To enhance her performances & classes, Sharon continues her education in Middle Eastern Dance by taking many intensive workshops throughout the year from highly respected & talented international instructors. Sharon currently teaches Belly Dance in Muskegon County at various locations. In 2005 Sharon formed the dance troupe The Johara Dancers. (The Jewel Dancers) Venues include: Grand Haven Eagle’s, Santuary at the Park & Oaks, Hume Home, MCC, Reeths-Puffer High School, Muskegon Heights Middle School, Spring Lake Library, Lakeside Eagle’s, White Lake Eagle’s, VFW’s, Frauenthal, Knollview, Brookhaven, private venues and numerous assisted/nursing homes in Muskegon, Grand Haven and Grand Rapids area. Žahirah has been a Guest Performer numerous times at Mezze’s Caf & Cabaret in Grand Rapids. The Johara Dancers look forward to expanding their performances throughout Michigan.
Additional Booking Notes
TBD when booking the performance.
Past Booked Events
|November 09, 2013||Private Party|
|July 29, 2013||Birthday Party|
TBD when booking the performance.
Microphone,Dance Area,Electrical, Bottled Water
Private Dressing Area
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