Sahra Saeeda

 

 

 

 



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 Zaman."

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.

 

(Source:  http://www.sahrasaeeda.com/About_Sahra.html)