Originally from the Los Angeles, California area, Sahra Saeeda was
schooled in performance for Middle Eastern audiences by Lou Shelby
and danced for over 7 years at the Cascades Restaurant with amazing live
musicians as well as a crafted Dinner Show. Sahra has performed and taught Egyptian style Orientale and
Folkloric dance on five continents. Sahra lived, danced, and researched in
Egypt from 1989 to 1995, and holds the record
in Cairo, Egypt for the longest running contract of a foreign
dancer at a 5-Star Hotel. She has performed and taught
Egyptian style Orientale and Folkloric dance on five continents.
The "Sahra Show" has performed over
1,600 shows in Cairo, Egypt alone. This show's ensemble included
Sahra, Egyptian musicians, singers,
folkloric dancers and authentic Saidi musicians. The "Sahra
Show" can be seen on "Sahra Saeeda" video/DVD, "Ahlan, Ahlan"
video and "Sahra-Direct from Cairo"; and can be heard on the CD's
"Sahra Saeeda", "Music for Egyptian Dance" and "Layali
She has since been
teaching and performing Egyptian and Folkloric dance around the
world. Sahra has academic degrees in both Dance & Cultural
Anthropology along with a MA in Dance Ethnology from UCLA.