Welcome to ScheherazadeSchool.com, a virtual platform dedicated to dance, culture, art, music, storytelling, and healing

My name is Hannah Romanowsky. I am a professional performing artist, dance teacher, educator, speaker, creative solopreneur, and advocate for dance and music as vital components of a healthy, happy life.  ScheherazadeSchool.com is my virtual platform for celebrating the embodied wisdom of multicultural dance arts from East to West.

This virtual “school” is dedicated to reawakening the ancient bond between dance and healing.  The information presented here highlights the rich and diverse performing arts traditions from the Middle East and beyond in service to joy, beauty, and well-being.

As a professional dance artist, educator, and coach, I bring 35 years of experience to my work with students, clients, and audiences.  In addition to drawing from an eclectic career as a performing artist and decades of study in world dance traditions, my perspective is informed by ethnography, psychology, ecstatic spirituality, and somatic healing. This multidisciplinary approach honors the history and practice of traditional movement arts as vehicles for healing and spiritual transformation.

This website is named after the literary heroine and narrator of the collection of tales known in the West as 1001 Nights or Arabian Nights. Scheherazade (pronounced Sha-hair-aa-zaad) is my muse, for her story exemplifies the power of art to transform the human heart. Learn more about her HERE.

Hannah Romanowsky Event Entertainment and World Dance Consulting

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dance lessons, belly dance lessons



Are you drawn to the healing benefits of dance?

Do you long to awaken your relationship to movement and
music as a spiritual practice?

Do you crave more
sweet and sensual feminine energy in your life?

Would it bring you joy to express yourself with more grace and fluidity?

You are in the right place!

Cultivate joy, celebrate beauty, and set your spirit free. Come dance with us!

Learn about Hannah’s offerings

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Enrollment for “Cultural Migrations: Dancing East to West” at College of Marin Community Education opens soon! Save the date and join email list to be notified.

Cultural Migrations: Dancing East to West


Hannah Romanowsky, M.A. is a specialist in dance and spiritual traditions, Middle-Eastern dance, women’s rituals and embodied healing techniques. An engaging educator, artist, and speaker, she has devoted over 20 years to researching, embodying, and teaching women’s dance traditions from the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia.


Love your body and celebrate your creative life force through spine-awakening undulations and shimmies.  Come “shake it off” with us and fill your vessel with joy! No previous experience necessary. Classes held Wednesdays 10-11am at BodyVibe Studio in San Rafael CA.


Cultivate grace, sensuality and joy through private dance lessons!  Hannah offers professional training in Middle-Eastern dance as well as embodiment coaching for personal exploration. Whether you are a skilled dancer or have never taken a class in your life, Hannah brings her wealth of experience to help you accomplish your goals.

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October 16, 2019

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The potency of sacred women’s spaces was made evident to me during this beautiful two day healing dance ritual. That experience of learning, of playing, and of connecting to our feminine power through community and the container held so humbly and graciously by Hannah will stay with me forever, and has become fuel for a new passion in my life to explore Sufi and Berber traditional, meditative dance. My deepest gratitude goes to all women of the dance, now, and throughout all of time.
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