“The dancer's body is simply the luminous manifestation of the soul.”   Isadora Duncan
Shadiyah is a full-time professional Middle Eastern/South
Asian dance artist based in the Washington, DC, Maryland and
Virginia areas, as well as a professional singer and model.  
Traveling locally & nationally Shadiyah performs Vintage
Orientale (Classic American style Belly Dance), Egyptian/Raks
Sharki, Classical/Folk & Contemporary Persian dances, Greek,
Lebanese, Turkish, Afghani, Bollywood/Filmi, Bhangra and
Mujra styles of dance.

Engaged in her crafts since childhood with a foundation in
ballet, tap, jazz and more, Shadiyah has been focusing on
Middle Eastern/South Asian & dances of the Silk Road for over
a decade, and continues to enrich her knowledge through
education on the history, cultures and various dances of these

Described as dynamic, graceful & joyous, Shadiyah’s passionate
and elegant entertainment showcases her musicality creating
enchanting memories. With cultural respect and integrity,
Shadiyah delights audiences of all ages while adding the
perfect entertainment for your event!  

Shadiyah specializes in educational and private events for
Embassies, Universities, concerts, corporate events, art galleries,
weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvah's, bridal showers, engagements,
henna parties, anniversaries, ladies only events, birthday
celebrations, princess parties for children, graduations, senior
centers and more!  

Please contact
Shadiyah to discuss customizing your special
celebration and enjoy the beautiful and family friendly art of
the Middle East and South Asia creating memories you and
your guests will cherish for years to come!
To Contact Shadiyah, please email
Or telephone 301.633.9446
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Shadiyah performs for The City of Rockville's Hometown Holidays celebration, May 25, 2014!
Shadiyah performs again in DC for the
Asia Heritage Foundation's Fiesta Asia Street Fair, May 17, 2014!
Shadiyah performs for
The City of Rockville's Asian Heritage Days at Lincoln Park, May 4, 2014!
Artwork of Shadiyah was exhibited in the
Art League of Germantown's Shades of Spring show at Black Rock, April 2014!
Shadiyah performed by invitation in Layla's 3rd Annual Vintage Orientale Show at Jebon in NYC, March 2014!
Shadiyah performed Classical & Contemporary Persian dancers for
NOWRUZ 1393 at the University of Delaware, March 2014!
Shadiyah performed at Pasha Land for the
KAM KAM Foundation Annual Fundraiser for Haiti, March 2, 2014!
Shadiyah performed at
The Capitol Arts Network (CAN)  for their "Tokens & Sentiments" show, Feb 2014!
Shadiyah performed at The Griffin Art Center for Fire & Ice, Feb 2014!
Shadiyah performed at
Rangeela Grand Masti New Year's Eve 2014 in Rockville, MD!
Shadiyah performed Bollywood fusion for "Bollywood Night" hosted by Minerva Indian Cuisine & Aaja Nachle, October 26, 2013!
Shadiyah travel
ed to NYC the weekend of October 11, 2013 & performed & modeled in Gettysburg, PA, October 25, 2013!
Shadiyah performed in concert with
Trio Caliente at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, October 27, 2013!
Shadiyah return
ed by invitation to perform Classical Persian dances for Mehregan at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, October 19, 2013!
Shadiyah performed on the Global Moves Stage at the
H Street Festival in DC, September 21, 2013!
Shadiyah modeled at
Artomatic in Frederick, MD September 11, 18 & 26, 2013!
Shadiyah performed and co-hosted
The Legendary Adriana's Birthday Celebration at Pasha Land, September 1, 2013!
Shadiyah performed at the
"Night of Jazz" in Hagerstown, MD, August 15, 2013!  Herald-Mail review here!
Shadiyah  performed at the
Fiesta Asia Street Fair in DC, May 18, 2013!
Shadiyah performed by invitation for the
Persian New Year Nowruz 1392 gala at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, March 23, 2013!
Shadiyah returned by invitation for the
Persian New Year Nowruz 1392 gala at the University of Delaware, March 16, 2013!

Shadiyah is a contributing author in
"Women Reinvented - True Stories of Empowerment & Change" by LaChance Publishing
Shadiyah appears weekly on Cable TV for Persian HaHa & in several videos found on-line!
Watch them  here! (
PersianHaHa Bia Tarof , PersianHaHa Nowruz- Khaghani & Nasle Ma-Boro Halesho Bebar)
Shadiyah performed for
Trio Caliente's cd release concert of Oye Chica! at Black Rock Center for the Arts
Watch the Videos for Misterioso and Tempus Fugit/Icarus!
Shadiyah is honored to be profiled in DC's Premiere Desi Magazine
Washington Masala! Read it here
Shadiyah's photo appears in Roger Wood's book Basic Production for Belly Dance

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Shadiyah is the Original East Coast authorized distributor in the Metro MD/DC/VA region for the fabulous Eye Kandy Glitter Cosmetics Line!
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