Suzanna is a professional belly dancer and multi-disciplinary international dance artist performing locally and nationally since 2002, known for elevating audiences into magical dimensions of joy. She's been a member of several companies, and a soloist in hundreds of venues, performing styles from folkloric to cabaret to fusion. Her global orientation has led her to Africa, Europe, and Brazil.
Want mini-lessons with a show? For over 13 years Suzanna has been teaching belly dance as a fitness format as well as an art form. In addition, she's produced and collaborated on hundreds of shows featuring dance with live music, theatre, and audience participation in premiere entertainment venues.
I invited Suzanna in an event in Bellevue in 2017, and it was a blast! Her dancing skill, vibe, interaction with the viewers, dress-up, music, and the overall presentation were awfully good. I cant express in words. She was mesmerizing! The whole crowd was simply speechless throughout the session. I still remember that evening, and often time watch the video. She is tall, very good athletic body, and very beautiful!
Response from Suzanna:
Thank you Santanu! The celebration you hosted was wonderfully produced, and it was such a pleasure to perform for your beautiful guests. Yes, I agree, the vibe was incredible and this moment one of the most memorable. So many open hearts and minds experiencing joy together!
The theme for my 3rd annual 59th birthday party was 'It's Not Just a River in Egypt' and a belly dancer seemed like a good addition to the festivities. Suzanna arrived on time, ready to go and the music she provided was spot on. Suzanna's performance was excellent but the part I liked best was her ability to get the ladies (and gents!) on the floor to dance. Great ability to connect, a solid teacher and the highlight of the evening.
Response from Suzanna:
Thank you so much for taking the time to send this wonderful feedback! Your party and guests were an absolute delight, and your great energy and skill as a host made it easy for everyone to embrace joy, laughter, and creativity. Happy 3rd annual 59th birthday, and may there be many more parties like yours!
Suzannah helped us celebrate my boyfriend's surprise 40th birthday party. Her outfit was gorgeous and the music was fun. Mark was very surprised.
Price Range: $200 and up
What to Expect
From folkloric inspirations of the Middle East to the boundless poetry of modern belly dance, Suzanna is an experienced and authentic entertainer with breathtaking movement quality, aesthetics, and versatility who genuinely connects with her audience and transforms gatherings into magnificent soirees. In addition, as an artistic director she can arrange performances with multiple artists and advise and support on technical logistics.
Suzanna is an acclaimed performer and artistic director with a global outlook. In addition to her signature style of Balady, she performs, choreographs, and teaches a spectrum of other Middle Eastern dance styles, including Raqs Sharqi, Saidi, Khaleegy, Shamadan, and variations with zills, veil, and sword. She has extensive multidisciplinary training in ballet, contemporary, West African and other world dances, and a professional background in theatre. Her more than 15 years with Arabic dance has included multiple travels to Egypt and beyond for intensive study, a decade of about 1,000 performances – many with professional live musicians, more than 60 shows under her direction, a King County Touring Arts Roster Award, and 9 years of teaching. With consistent focus on core technique, she has founded Raqkout, a workout series for dancers and fitness seekers.
Suzanna’s students are as diverse as the world she has traveled and she takes great joy in witnessing them flourish according to their unique goals, empowering them to develop their own signature style and manifest what they learn universally across any dance or movement activity.
Past Booked Events
|August 25, 2018 • 8:00pm - 8:30pm||Wedding Engagement|
|June 07, 2014||Birthday Party|
|January 16, 2014||Birthday Party|
Solo dance artist with customized music on CD or iPod. Perfect for family, community, and small corporate celebrations
Solo dance artist with customized music on CD or iPod. Perfect for an entertaining splash of surprise that they'll never forget!
15 minutes - 3.5 hours
2-7 live world class musicians featuring one or more dancers. Having a Mediterranean or Arabian Nights themed event? Treat your guests to the incomparable authenticity of live music and dancing! Scalable from dinner celebrations to auditorium performances
$350 (contact for details)
Now it's your turn! A playful workshop for your party of 5-100 guests. Something new and exhilarating for your celebration!
TAWASOL WORLD DANCE ENSEMBLE
TaWaSol’s members are as authentic, vibrant, and culturally diverse as the art form they practice. From folkloric inspirations of the Middle East to the boundless poetry of modern belly dance, they celebrate the richness of Arabic dance and music with their own special theatrical flair, interacting with audiences to bring about a powerful sense of community.
$345 iPod/CD | $495 w/musicians (contact for details)
Influences & Inspiration
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