ABOUT The Dance Company
Seattle cabaret dance company, Lunaria Dance Theatre, performs authentic Egyptian belly dance as well as cabaret dance theatre with a twist of belly dance, burlesque dance, chair dance, showgirl, and musical theatre!
We provide private and corporate entertainment for themed parties, trade shows, conventions, weddings and more. The group has produced sold-out, highly acclaimed theatrical productions for three years running and has performed in prestigious Seattle venues and events, such as: Northwest Folklife Festival, Hale's Ales Palladium, Columbia City Theatre, Erickson Theatre Off Broadway, Carco Theatre, Bellevue Hilton, and more. Past gigs include an exclusive, first-class private party that also featured the Commodores! Their comical, sexy, playful and spectacular performances will make your event a total hit! All shows are either PG13 or family friendly per your request. With absolutely stunning, high-end costuming with Hollywood glamour, authentic character details, cabaret flair and bling, what could be more exciting?
The company is directed by Mellilah Jamal, a professional belly dancer with an extensive background in the vocal arts, theater and Middle Eastern dance. It has become a tradition for Mellilah to produce yearly stage shows for the company. In 2017, the group presented “Moon Over Manhattan: A Cabaret,” selling out to 260+; and in 2018, they presented “Oh, My GOLDness: A Cabaret” which sold-out with 270+ people. Most recently, the company was featured in “Over the POP: A Cabaret” with a two-night run and a very packed house!
Since its beginnings, Lunaria Dance Theatre quickly morphed into a dance theater group rather than a straightforward belly dance company. Mellilah had always dreamed of utilizing her extensive experience in theatre, the vocal arts, and music in a more meaningful way and so Lunaria Dance Theatre really took off! Beginning as a three person dance company, it has since grown and now features company dancers Alessandra, Amalia, Ava, Genevieve, Gevene, Mellilah, Nieva, Shakti Moon, Shannon and Yaminah; many of whom are professional and award winning belly dancers!