performed and taught Egyptian style Orientale and Folkloric dance
on five continents.
the Los Angeles, California area, Sahra lived, danced, and
researched in Egypt from 1989 to 1995. Since then she has been
touring the world teaching and performing Egyptian Orientale and
Folkloric dance: A Western bridge to an Eastern Art.
The "Sahra Show"
performed over 1600 shows in Cairo, Egypt alone. The ensemble
included Sahra, Egyptian musicians, singers, folkloric dancers and
authentic Saidi musicians and dancers.
currently director of Ya Amar! Middle Eastern Dance Company
(California, USA) and a contributing choreographer to many
European dance companies. She is also president of Layali Yasmine
Productions, an independent recording and distribution label for
Egyptian music, Middle Eastern dance performance and instructional
academic degrees in both Dance and Cultural Anthropology, and a MA
in Dance Ethnology from UCLA. She regularly gives
lecture/demonstrations on Egyptian dance, costumes, customs,
ritual and folklore to doctorate-level symposiums, university
ethnic dance festivals, museums, and dance ethnology forums.