May 2016 Featured Dancer: Shahravar

Shahravar began studying and performing Middle-Eastern dance in 1991. As a master instructor, dancers are drawn to study with her. She has been teaching since 1993 and opened the Urban Ghawazii Belly Dance Studio in 2008. She also founded the popular Troupe Habibi Habibi in 2008. In 2004, Shahravar created Utah’s first collaborative belly dance troupe, Shah Sitara, a performing level group of advanced students.

Shahravar has performed thousands of shows across the country for stage shows, Arab, Turkish, Indian, Greek and Afghani events, museums, universities, schools, senior centers, festivals, family parties, weddings, cultural and corporate events. Sword work or “Raks Sayef” is her true specialty.

Over the years, Shahravar’s work has been featured in Jareeda Bellydance Magazine and she has performed and taught workshops throughout the United States and has studied under experts as varied as Mahmoud Reda, Carolena Nericcio, Sahra Saida, Amaya, Alexandra King, Bert Balladine, Rachel Brice, and Kami Liddle. Her specialties include swords, veils, zills, folkloric, and improvisation. In 2009, she was awarded “Best Fusion Bellydance” by Salt Lake City Weekly. Shahravar is an enchanting performer and master bellydance teacher with a focus on Egyptian, Saudi and Lebanese folkloric dances. With over 24 years experience teaching Middle eastern dance and Pilates, she is also a respected fitness instructor with a diverse background.

As a belly dance performer, her love for the dance arts and respect for the cultures they represent shine through. Her shows have moved people to tears and left audience in awe.

As a teacher, Shahravar is dedicated to helping her students reach attainable goals from her classes and specialty workshops, whether it be fun, self-esteem, or skills to be a professional level performer. Shahravar’s dance and Pilates classes can be life changing for students who want to work on their personal style, not copy someone else.

She is the co-owner of the Salt City Dance & Fitness Studio where she teaches classes and creates a welcoming space for many teachers to offer their classes. The studio also features a darling Boutique.

Shahravar also co-hosts a Summer Dance Festival wtih Fvorboda of Desert Journey School of Dance. The fesitval offers a venue for a diverse dance performances from many cultures. August 20th at the Viridian Event Center in West Jordan. FREE to the public.

Belly Fit core toning/Pilates with Shahravar: Thursdays 5:30-6:15 PM

Bellydance Basic’s with Shahravar: Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:15 PM

Bellydance level II with Shahravar: Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Bellydance level III with Shahravar: Wednesdays 7:45 – 8:45 PM

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