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The beautiful and talented Kat Ross is a belly dance professional of many talents. She dances, teaches, and produces belly dance shows in Tacoma, WA. She is known for her lovely stage presence, where she dances with humor, style, and grace. Audiences are especially delighted when she dances with her very talented dance partner Antonio, the famous belly dancing boa.

She owns two dance studios in downtown Tacoma; Tacoma Dance Studios. TDS’s mission statement is: Providing a community for adults to learn, grow, and dance At TDS they offer a large variety of classes including; belly dance, hoop, tap, ballet, hip hop, salsa, bachata, zumba, and more! Visit us here: www.tacomadancestudios.com

Kat has trained intensively for over 11 years with Washington State’s finest dancers. She strives for excellence in technique and precision, and is well known for her dramatic showmanship. Kat’s dedication has been recognized by many in her audiences as well as judges at regional belly dance competition. She is honored to have accumulated a remarkable list of titles at competitions such as Belly Dancer USA, La Danse Orientale’, and International Ambassador of Belly Dance Competition.

Kat also produces multiple belly dance shows. Her monthly hafla, the Tacoma Belly Dance Revue, showcases dancers from the Pacific Northwest and is now into a successful 5th year. She has also hosted “Homes for the Holiday’s” an animal rescue benefit, “Fables” an extraordinary collection of fairy tales represented by belly dancers, "8 Bit" a video game themed dance show, and "Horrific: A Night of Horror Themed Belly Dance" which is on it's 5th year. 

In 2015, Kat started the troupe The Sirens of the Sound. A group of 10 women (Andra, Brianna, Tucker, Kat, Katie, Kendra, Philomina, Kristi, Leslie, Stacy) who perform all over the Pacific Northwest at festivals, haflas, professional shows, ren faires, and more. 

In addition to dance, Kat hosted a podcast called, “Shut Up! and Shimmy!” It is a free interview show dedicated to belly dance education and advice. Through this effort Kat was able to honor and memorialize the dancing careers of local dancers each week. And you can listen to the podcast at http://www.suaspodcast.com

She also hosts Ask a Belly Dancer, a show dedicated to dance advice for beginners and professionals alike. You can listen here: www.askabellydancer.com

You can follow what Kat is up to by liking Tacoma Bellydance on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/tacomabellydance

Performed at:

Marrakesh Moroccan Restaurant - Seattle, WA

Kalia’s Indian Cuisine – Greenwood, WA and Lynwood, WA

The Continental – Seattle, WA

The Spiral – Yelm, WA

The Great Indian Cuisine – Olympia, WA

Enat Ethiopian – Seattle, WA

Jimmy T’s  – Kent, WA

Petra Mediterrainian Bistro – Seattle, WA

Masala Bar and Grill – Bothell, WA

Hasani’s Hafla – Gig Harbor, WA

Saqra’s Showcase – Hillsboro, OR

Spooktacular – Tacoma, WA

Alauda Bellydance – Seattle, WA

Olympia Dance Festival – Olympia, WA

The ArtsWalk – Seattle, WA

Cornucopia Days – Kent, WA

Art on the Ave – Tacoma, WA

Old Towne Bellydance Revue – Tacoma, WA

Harissa Mediterranean Cuisine – Seattle, WA

The Washington State Fair – Puyallup, WA

The Moose Lodge- Olympia, WA

Beats Euphorium Show- Olympia, WA

The Belly Dance Off!-Seattle, WA

The Reptile Expo-Renton, WA

Rakkasah West-Richmond, CA

Taught Workshops

Waking Persephone 2015

Raks Terror III, Chicago 2016

Hasani’s Hafla 2018

Bands Performed With

Golden Gardens

Mediterreanean RaqsBand

MB Orchestra

Julia Dream

The Mighty Tiny Band

The Nathaniel Johnstone Band

Americanstan Band

House of Tarab

Al’Azifoon

Murder Weapons

Awards

Bellydancer USA 2012 – 1st Place Apprentice

La Danse Orientale’ 2012 – 1st Place Novice

La Danse Oreintale’ 2013 – 1st Place Horizon

International Ambassador of Belly Dance Competition 2013 – 1st Place Theme/Humor

International Ambassador of Belly Dance Competition 2018- 2nd Place Troupe

Bellydancer USA 2018 - 2nd Place Live Music

Training

Saqra Belly Dance – Kent – 2009 to Present

Dahlia - Seattle - 2016

Rebecca Polet-Ulyeman Belly Dance – 2014 to 2015

Tempest Belly Dance – Seattle – 2013

Jeweled Scarab Dance Company – Puyallup – 2011-2012