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Joana Saahirah´s Magical World

Performances, Workshops, Lectures, and Interviews

From Egypt to the World, bringing back the Soul of Oriental Dance.

Glimpses of Shows in Egypt - Joana Saahirah & her Orchestra

Egypt, "Om al Dunya" ("The Mother of the World"). Eight years of daily shows with the best musicians I´ve ever heard in my life. Learning curves, victories, and challenges. Working with and for Egyptians, going deep into an ancient culture with loads of contradictions and precious stones, carefully hidden under the desert sand. A privilege. A dream come true. Where the Hero´s Journey started.

Joana Saahirah of Cairo presents the Soul of Egyptian Dance!
Joana Saahirah of Cairo tableau "maalema"
Joana Saahirah of Cairo dancing Reda Troupe Saiidi
Joana Saahirah of Cairo baladi
Baladi extravaganza by Joana Saahirah of Cairo

Glimpses of Shows around the World

Sharing the knowledge I´ve gathered in Egypt with the whole world is another dream come true and a natural evolution of my career. First, we go deep into the earth, searching for the roots; then, we plant the seeds we found in those roots in fertile soil.
It's been amazing - a mission, really - to bring authentic Egyptian Dance to audiences from all over the world!

Joana Saahirah Entrance on Stage in Czech Republic
Joana Saahirah Baladi Tableau in Czech Republic
Joana Saahirah performing a Majance in Astrakhan, Russia
Joana Saahirah Tabla Solo in Petrozavodsk, Russia
Messages from The Womb - Dancing through/in the rain

Glimpses of Workshops around the World

Teaching is learning twice. More often than not, I only realize how much I carry within the moment I start teaching it. Passing on the knowledge, experience, and vision of the Egyptian Dance I´ve rescued in Egypt to students from every corner of the globe is one of the biggest pleasures in my life. More than passing on steps and choreographies; more than teaching them Egyptian Music and Culture, I guide students into the core of Egyptian Dance: the human soul. I hold their hand and show them the way to their own world - their unique potential, their hopes, and dreams.

Joana Saahirah of Cairo Workshop - Om Kolthoum
Teaching The Secrets of Egyptian Dance in Atlanta USA
Bombastic Shaabi Workshop by Joana Saahirah in New Zealand
Shaabi Choreography taught in New York
Majancé (part I) in Petrozavodsk, Russia
Saiidi (with a touch of Fellahin) in Poland

Glimpses of Interviews/Lectures

Give me a good conversation and I´m a happy girl ("Hermes daughter is in da house!"). May it be a lecture on the History of Egyptian Dance, an Interview to a Newspaper, a chat on television, or a conversation with students, the act of sharing, questioning, thinking, and evolving with others feels like heaven to me.
Keep those conversations coming - let´s grow together!

Joana Saahirah of Cairo on television show
What is Egyptian Dance by Joana Saahirah of Cairo
The loss of Soul in Egyptian Dance by Joana Saahirah of Cairo
Tarab by Joana Saahirah of Cairo
Message from The Womb in Bali - The Big Dance
Joana Saahirah in New Zealand - Interview Part # 1 of 6

Listen to Joana Saahirah´s in-depth Interview - on authentic Egyptian Dance, dreams, big visions, bold dance and life decisions, and MORE, at Iana´s "Bellydance Life" Podcast


Originality & Tradition In Belly Dance: An Interview With Joana Saahirah Of Cairo


Mahin´s Bellydance Quickies interviewed Joana Saahirah about the essence of Egyptian Dance and the place of Originality & Innovation in this field.

A short, entertaining, and highly informative interview that´ll inspire you.

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Joana Saahirah´s Interview with


In this interview by NFReads, a website specialized in original authors and out-of-the-box books, Joana speaks about her writing process, how to awaken and maintain creativity, what it took to write and publish her two books "The Secrets of Egypt - Dance, Life & Beyond" and "Behind the Curtain", and more.


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Joana Saahirah´s Interview at the Sacred Dance Summit


Leslie Zehr, the creator of the Sacred Dance Summit, interviews Joana Saahirah about her path in Egypt and in the world, the most relevant but also unknown benefits of Egyptian Dance, the spiritual side of this art form, how Egypt can break you or elevate you, the Personal Transformation you can experience if you dare to dive into this life adventure called "Raks el Sharki".

All of these goodies. And more.

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Listen to Joana Saahirah´s Able Nari Podcast Interview -, a lively conversation about Egyptian Dance, Women´s Empowerment, Myths, Truth Bombs & a Life well lived.


Episode 1 - Able Nari  - What it takes to be a Dancer

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Episode 2 - Able Nari  - How safe are lonely girls in Cairo?

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Episode 3 - Able Nari - How to be Resourceful in Adversity

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Episode 4 - Able Nari  - Myth Busters and History Behind Egyptian Dance

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Episode 5 - Able Nari - Do you have an obsession with instant fame or Passion for the craft? 

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Episode 6 - Able Nari - Tips on Embracing your Unique Body & How to deal with Body-Shaming 

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Episode 7 -  Able Nari - Routine & Time Management of a Creative Person -

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Episode 8 - Able Nari - What is Love & Partnership? 

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Episode 9 - Able Nari - Womb Energy/Creative well/Store of Trauma -

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Episode 10/final - Able Nari - Sacred Inner Garden/Individuality/Activate - 

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CLICK HERE to check other interviews at Joana Saahirah´s Youtube Channel

Joana Saahirah´s Podcast Interview about running an Online Business in the area of Egyptian Dance, Personal Discovery & Empowerment.


In this interview with Iana, the creator of the Bellydance Life Podcast, Joana Saahirah talks openly about the trials, tribulations and rewards of running a global online platform and school in the field of Egyptian Dance & Personal Development.

You´ll hear about what it takes to create a successful business, the skills dancers have to master these days in order to thrive, the true meaning of sensuality, and more.

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Press Clippings and Magazines Featuring Joana Saahirah

Joana Saahirah´s career has been documented by the press -magazines, newspapers, radio, and television - from her early beginnings in Portugal to Egypt and beyond. Here are a few of those collaborations.

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