About Anthea Kawakib
My Arabic dance name, Kawakib
(pronounced kah-WALK-ib), means "planets"
For details on
my dance background, see my full resume
career in Oriental (belly) Dance includes:
- 19 years as a featured
dancer in the DC area. A "featured dancer"
means one or more performances
each week. My regular venues in the DC metropolitan
area were The Athenian Corner, Sahib, El Cid,
Atilla's, and the Culmore during late
1980's to early '90's; and from 1992 - 2007 I was
a featured dancer at the premier Moroccan restaurant,
the Marrakesh DC. This 15 year run was the longest-running
engagement in DC for an Oriental Dancer. Read
more about my belly
dancing at Marrakesh.
- I performed
monthly with the live band at Casablanca,
Alexandria VA from 2002 to 2006.
- From 1986 to
2013 I performed almost every year at "First
Night Virgina", (a New Year's Eve arts event).
- Won "Best Kept Secret",
1999 National Award.
- Staff writer
Belly dance Magazine since 2001.
Certification earned in 2008 through NATCMED.
(Read comments from the review
- Founder and
Artistic Director of the PRISM Dancers
(student performing group) as well as previous
performing groups Tribe
Odyssey East, and
the Award-winning Pearls of
- Former member
of Topkapi Dancers (Fairfax, VA folkloric
troupe) for ten years, including several as Artistic
- Hundreds of
shows through my Belly
Gram Service from 1986 - 2008.
- Coordinator of
Dance Eternal productions, from 2000 - 2017
providing reliable and professional belly dance shows
and events in Fredericksburg VA.
- Co-creator of Tribal
Odyssey group improvisational format of
- Composer of Tribe O
electronic belly dance music
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Anthea Poole 1999-2018