Dancing in the Garden of Roses
Persian / Iranian dance
Reserve Hannah for Nouruz, Yalda, and other celebrations highlighting Persian culture.
Blessings from the Womb
Oriental / Belly Dance
Oriental dance, belly dance, womb dance – these are all names ascribed to the beautiful women’s solo art form known in Arabic as Raks Sharqi, or “dance of the East”. Dance has historically been a part of community celebrations and rites of passage all over the world. In the Middle East a dancer may be hired to perform at weddings, bestowing blessings on the new couple for a life of joy, abundance, beauty, and fertility.
Sacred Dances of Healing and Devotion
Inspired by Sufi mystical practices from the Middle East and Central Asia, as well as the Christian tradition, Hannah presents sacred and devotional dance for community circles, ceremonies, rituals, places of worship, and memorial services.
Dances of the Desert
Traditional, Folkloric, and Tribal Dances from North Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East
Are you a more experienced dancer? Scheherazade School of Sacred
Movement is open to everyone, however if you are a more experienced dancer, want professional training, or want to bring Hannah as a guest artist to your school, she is available for mentorship, training, choreography, and educational programs.
“Hannah radiates an inner joy, a celebration of the divine, that glows and grows inside her audience. Watching Hannah dance, one is finds herself channeled into the timeless essence of feminine grace, connecting to all women past and present, freeing us to express our true innate beauty.” – Anne B.
“For the past three years Hannah’s performance and teaching has been a highlight of my annual women’s weekend. She is a gifted, creative, expert dancer who engages and amazes the audience with her style and skill. It’s beautiful to watch her flow, bend, glide, and shimmy. Bringing the observers into the dance, Hannah provides props and instruction. Dancing with her is a blast. All my women friends loved it. I highly recommend her for any event. She is personable and professional. Don’t hesitate, she’s great!” – Marcy Levine
“Hannah was every bit the talented artist, entertainer and professional at our wedding reception performance. She brought with her the most interesting and authentic music and dance group, all of whom captured the attention of the guests and brought a whole new dynamic to the party. Hannah is charming and engaging – two traits that make watching her perform an absolute delight.” -Kara W., San Rafael CA
“My husband & I were enchanted by Hannah’s dancing. Her movement is graceful and fluid; her every muscle is in the dance. Exquisite. She is also a beautiful woman with a smile that radiates delight – a sheer joy to watch.” -Donna G & Brad VE, Oakland, CA