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 weekly or more
performances on a regular basis. My regular
venues: The Athenian Corner, Sahib, El Cid,
Atilla's, and the Culmore during late
'80's - early '90's; and monthly with live band at Casablanca,
Alexandria VA 2002 - 2006.
- From 1992 -
2007 I also performed as a featured dancer at the
premier Moroccan restaurant, the Marrakesh. This 15
year run was the longest-running
engagement in DC for an Oriental Dancer. Read
more about my belly
dancing at Marrakesh.
- Since 1986 I've
performed almost every year at "First Night
Virgina", (a New Year's Eve arts event).
- Winner of "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, providing reliable
and professional belly dance shows and events in
- Co-creator of Tribal
Odyssey group improvisational format of
- Composer of Tribe O
electronic belly dance music
Kawakib.com created January 1999. Content ©
Anthea Poole 1999-2013