The Art of Belly Dancing is as ancient as time...
Shahravar began studying and performing Middle-Eastern dance styles in 1991.
Sword work, "Raks Sayef," is her true specialty. As a master instructor, dancers are drawn to study with
been teaching since 1993 and opened the Urban Ghawazii Belly Dance Studio in 2008. She
also founded the popular Troupe Habibi Habibi in 2008.
In 2004, Shahravar created utah's first collaberative
belly dance troupe, Shah Sitara, a performing level group of advanced students.
Over the years, Shahravar's work has been featured
in Jareeda Bellydance Magazine and she has performed and taught workshops throughout the United States and has studied under
experts as varied as Mahmoud Reda, Carolena Nericcio, Sahra Saida, Amaya, Alexandra King, Bert Balladine, Rachel Brice, and
Her specialties include swords, veils, zills, folkloric,
and improvisation. In 2009, she was awarded "Best Fusion Bellydance" by Salt Lake City Weekly.
"The Image Eternal
Oh, lovers of the dance,
and you who worship music,
and living forms of sculpture
or the painter's skill in art,
Cease with me an instant
from your labors in the studio,
in theater or in concert hall,
and let us listen for an interval
to the Eternal Music,
and inwardly behold the perfect image.
and then let us begin to move
to the silent drum beats
Of the Perfect Dance."- Ruth St. Denis
Shahravar is an inspirational, articulate and highly educated instructor. She has enchanted audiences
and mentored students throughout the States. She has been performing and teaching at festivals, seminars and productions throughout
With a mastery of stage props her workshops in Sayef-sword, veils, Assaya-cane and Zills-finger
cymbals are motivational and enlightening.
"This Star Shahravar crafts dances that speak to everyone." She has traveled and studied with
legendary masters of this dance for over 20 years to hone and perfect the true essence of Oriental Dance, continually expanding
her knowledge and repitoir made visible with soulfull, inspired performances.
Widely admired as a true creative force,
often drawing on her early years of Punk and New Wave music appreciation to ad a dynamic fusion to performing Modern Belly
Dance. With such innovative interpretations through Middle Eastern music Shahravar is a highly sought after artist.
has created a Unique style of her own, infusing Middle-Eastern dance with Indian, Thai and her own artistic interpretations.
Diversifying one of the most Ancient performing Arts without losing the integrity of the Art.
Such dynamic movement and charismatic performance leaves the audience awe struck."
"My dance Background follows Classical Cabaret, Tribal and Folkloric paths. Studying the rich cultural history as well as
I am well trained and researched in Flamenco, Zahmbra, Turkish and "Gypsy"(Proper term is Rom or Roma), American Tribal, Saudi
Folk, Khallegy, Tunisian, Egyptian Cabaret and Lebanese Debke Line dances."
Rhythms Drumming-Doumbek,Tar frame drum
Veil-Performance and the meanings beneath, also Veil History
Zills-Finger cymbals-zagat Rhythms and Combinations
Khallegy-Saudi Gulf region dance performed with ornate thobe dresses
Fans-Oriental, Flamenco and Fusion styling
"Raks Al Assaya"-Cane dance styled from traditional Taktib
Basket-Various styling and Jug-dances for Tunisian
Skirt-Traditional Spanish, American "Gypsy",Turkish Rom
"Raks al Sayef" Sword, Scimitar, Ghurka, Sabre, Dagger
"Often I am asked about my teachers, It's been an honor to
work with so many talented Instructors Here are the performers that have had a significant impact on my Performance Style
with workshop or class sessions" ALEXANDRA KING-AZIZ-AMAYA-ELENA LENTINI-DELILAH-CASSANDRA-KATIA-SUZANNA DEL VECCHIO-JOSE
GRECO-FAT CHANCE BELLYDANCE(CAROLENA NERICCHIO-JILL PARKER-RINA RALL)-ANEENA-BERT BALLADINE-SAHRA-RHEA-DAHLAL-DALIA CARELLA-FATEN
ALI MUNGER-KATHRYN FERGUSON-SONYA-YASMINA-HADIYA-MARGO ABDO ODELL-MEZMERA-CYNDI LOADER-SE SE-SAQRA-JUDEEN-TINA SARGENT-ANSUYA-SUMRA-RACHEL
BRICE-KAMI LIDDLE-SUHALIA SALIMPOUR-ASHLEY LOPEZ-ARTEMIS-MAHMOUD REDA
Percussion/Drums- ARMONDO MAUFUFO-MICHAEL BEACH-BRETT
"Historical Research into rich Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean
cultures brought me to learn this dance that I am still awe inspired by after ninteen years.
Impressed by the beauty and elegance of movement the touching stories and of course those glorious costumes"- Shahravar
Music is the basis of the dance arts. It is Key to
understanding the musical culture of a people. As a dancer you are also a musician and it is imperative to a good performance
that the dancer knows the rhythms that comprise Middle eastern music. I have enjoyed working with many live bands over the
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OF THE BALADI
UNCLE MAUFUFO AND SULEYMAN EL COYOTE
PALME RE JAWHARA "FISTFULL OF JEWELS"
TAREK AND RAJAB
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Shahravar was a featured group member for the "I A M E D" International
Academy of Middle Eastern Dance. "Rockin the casbah" video. You can order it via the link below.
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