Belly Dance Instructor and Entertainer in Western Washington
Casandra Corette is a solo belly dance artist and instructor residing in Washington state in Kitsap County. She has studied Middle Eastern Dance for 9 years and has performed at various venues including restaurants, theaters, weddings, corporate parties, festivals, and birthday parties. She has received her dance education primarily from Hawaii’s very popular belly dance artist Malia Delapenia, and she has taken several live workshops from many famous belly dance performers and master teachers. She is a former member of Malia’s professional dance company Belly Dancers in Paradise.
Casandra entertained regularly at Kan Zaman Restaurant’s two locations in Honolulu from 2014-2017, before her move to WA at the beginning of 2018. Her dance styling is Modern American Cabaret with heavy traditional Egyptian influences. She was a member of the non-profit Middle Eastern Dance Artists of Hawaii and enjoyed working with the local dance community and entertaining the public. Since Jan 2018, she entertains monthly at Petra Bistro Mediterranean Restaurant, and occasionally at Harissa Mediterranean Cuisine, both in Seattle. She enjoys entertaining and teaching in the Puget Sound area, and is enjoying helping to build a strong belly dance community in Kitsap County.
In 2019 Casandra partnered with Alyssa Jakum to create Belly Dance Dreams, a new entertainment collaboration, with the intent of servicing the Kitsap area and raising local public awareness of the dance form; many exciting things to come from this collab, stay tuned!
Before her dance career, she obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree focusing on character animation and illustration; becoming a Middle Eastern Dance Artist has been an extension of her never-ending study of performance art. She enjoys teaching belly dance to others and sharing her knowledge, respect, & joy for this important cultural art form.
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