Shahrzad has been enchanting the stage with her dancing since she discovered her passion for performance at the age of 11. Since then, she has immersed herself in a variety of dance disciplines--including Modern Egyptian and folk styles from Egypt, Morocco, and the Middle East. Her professional background leading international workshops and teaching classes began when she was 15, headlining shows with live bands at top venues in Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City. Most of Shahrzad's technique and choreography is influenced from her tutelage while in Egypt, where she was mentored by expert belly dance teachers. These mentorships opened the doors to performances at larger arena settings for famous arabic musicians, cultural demonstrations at embassies and universities, and headlining opportunities at international events.
As a result of her studded performance history, Shahrzad has established herself as an instructor for workshops, international events, and full-time classes at Sahara Dance, the largest belly dance school in Washington D.C. and surrounding metropolitan area. Her classes focus on an interactive experience that enhances every rank of student: novice dancers looking for individual achievements, veteran dancers looking to join the professional circuit, and professional belly dancers building choreography for their events.
Going forward, Shahrazad will continue to teach her students while securing international concert and workshop dates as belly dancing continues to inspire her and those that respect the growing interest in this art of dancing.