Black Cat Belly Dance - Belly dance instruction & performance by Shannon Bishop
About Shannon Bishop




Shannon is a professional belly dancer based in State College, PA.  Shannon began her studies of Middle Eastern dance in 2003 with Fikriyyah (now of Lewisburg, PA) and immediately fell in love with this timeless and mesmerizing art form.   Known for her professionalism and the elegance and passion that she brings to every performance, Shannon has grown to be a top dancer and instructor in the area.  Both as a soloist and as the director of her professional dance troupe, she is a featured dancer at several local establishments, as well as many regional festivals and celebrations.   





Shannon has trained in and teaches Egyptian Raqs Sharqi (belly dance) as well as the folkloric dances of Egypt and the Middle East, including Saidi, Khaleegy, Melaya Leff, Ghawazee, Nubian and many more. 



As a student of Middle Eastern dance, Shannon is continually expanding her repertoire, and while she specializes in Egyptian dance, she also trains diligently in many styles of belly dance.  She furthers her training through workshops and intensives with many of the top names in the field, including Dina (Egypt), Zahra Zuhair, Ranya Renee, Sahra Saeeda, Hadia, Karim Nagi, Sadie, Artemis Mourat, Yasmin Henkesh, Leila of Cairo, Aida Nour (Cairo), Aida Hassan (Russia) and many more.  Shannon has traveled to Egypt several times, where she has continued her training with Egypt's top instructors. 



Shannon performs regularly throughout Central Pennsylvania, and at festivals and private events across the East Coast.  She is an invited performer for parties, weddings and other special events.  You can see her perform regularly at:



120 E. Beaver Avenue
State College, PA 16801
(814) 238-8141
***Shows the first Friday of every month at 7:00 pm***

102 E. Clinton Avenue
State College, PA 16803
(814) 308-8822
***Shows on select Friday and Saturday nights starting at 6:30 pm.  Click HERE for the most up-to-date schedule***

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