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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.

Kat has trained intensively for over 8 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 3rd year. She has also hosted “Homes for the Holiday’s” an animal rescue benefit, “Fables” an extraordinary collection of fairytales 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 3rd year. 

In 2015, Kat started the troupe The Sirens of the Sound. A group of 7 women (Andra, Brianna, Erika, Kat, Katie, Kendra, Philomena) who perform all over the Pacific Northwest at festivals, haflas, professional shows, ren faires, and more. 

In addition to dance, Kat hosts a podcast called, “Shut Up! and Shimmy!” It is a free interview show dedicated to belly dance education and advice. Through this effort Kat is 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

You can follow what Kat is up to by liking Kat Ross Belly Dance on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/katrossbellydance

Performed at:

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

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

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

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