Amira Jade at the Belly Dance Off Championship at Teatro ZinZanni in Seattle, 2016
Photo by Mariana Gomez
Hello and Welcome!
A Seattle-based "Belly Nerd", Amira Jade is a believer in the magical power of dance, and its historical role in rebellious expression brings her continual delight and inspiration.
Initially pursuing bellydance as a means to heal from her C-section, Amira's love affair with this dance form began with her first class with Dona in Eugene in 2010. As a musician and former ballerina, she was intrigued by the complexities of Middle Eastern music and dance.
After dancing with old school/folkloric troupe An Noor for 2 years, Amira shifted her energy to personal growth via dance mentorship and competitions, studying with world-class dancers and instructors. Some of her most impactful dance inspirations and/or teachers have been Nadia Hamdi, Fifi Abdo, Dina, Tito, Sofinar, Shining, Joana Saahirah, and her primary dance mentor Razia Star. With her folkloric dance background, Amira Jade is particularly drawn to Egyptian Raqs Sharqi, Shaabi, Mahraganat and Cairo Belady style bellydance.
A multiple award-winning dancer, Amira regularly performs with live bands at restaurants, hookah lounges, shows, parties, weddings and cultural events throughout the Pacific Northwest. She specializes in balancing props, including dancing on top of a drum or on top of wine glass, candle tray, shamadan (candelabra worn on the head), & hookah dance, and always has tricks up her sleeve to delight and dazzle the crowd!
Check out her instagram at @dancing_barista for videos & content!
Amira Jade performing Raqs el Shamadan with Cairo Belady Style floorwork at MEDGE's Fall Festival Evening Gala Show 2017.
Videography by David Duncan
Amira Jade dancing at Shaabi Night at Harissa Mediterranean Cuisine in Seattle, Washington.
Video by Paula Goode
Amira Jade featured dancer at Shotski's Pizza in Salem, Oregon - raqs assaya, raqs sharqi and tabla dance.
Video by David Duncan
Amira Jade featured at Harissa Mediterranean Cuisine in Seattle, Washington - live music by Bahaa Sadak
Amira Jade's shaabi performance on the online Evergreen Hafla during covid19 quarantine, June 2020
Amira Jade floorwork with candle tray and baladi progression with live band Occidental Tourists at Octopas Cafe in Olympia, WA
Amira Jade featured dancer at Shotski's Pizza in Salem, Oregon - shamadan & raqs sharqi
Video by David Duncan
Amira Jade drum solo with Bahaa Sadak at Harissa Mediterranean Cuisine
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