Inspiring Artists with the world's oldest dance, Raqs Sharqi
From a young age Sarah studied ballet, swing, ballroom and Latin. She was introduced to Middle Eastern Dance in 1999 which led her to become a pioneer in her hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan. She founded BellyDance Grand Rapids in 2003 and the Ambrosia Theater in 2014.
Sarah has studied extensively with Yasmina Ramzy and attended workshops with other artists such as Dina Talaat, Randa Kamal, Sahra Saeeda, Camelia of Cairo, Artemis, Mohamed Salah, Tayyar, Mohamed Shahin, and Dr. George Sawa. Sarah is an instructor and choreographer from 2003 to present, directing Delkash Dance Co. and Allspice Dancers. Sarah furthered her Middle East dance studies by attending Yasmina Ramzy's Planet Egypt Tour in 2017. She has hosted several international dance masters in Grand Rapids in order to enrich the local dance community.
In 2018, Sarah co-founded and now manages the Yasmina Ramzy Arts Mentorship Program. Also in 2018, Sarah performed with Arabesque Dance Co. at the CNE and Carassauga Festival. She also performed with Mohamed Salah's Folklore Ensemble at the Bellydance Blossom Festival opening for Dina Talaat.
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