Elegance, grace, & beautifully executed Middle Eastern Dance with classic Hollywood flair are the benchmark of this Los Angeles-based dance company founded by DeVilla. From folkloric styles to traditional to theatrical fantasy, Sekhmet Dance Co has been entertaining audiences around the Southland since 2010. The company has been featured in a variety of Middle Eastern dance festivals, stage galas, magazines, & cultural events. DeVilla and Sekhmet Dance Company are available for bookings in LA & beyond.
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Sekhmet Dance Company
Current Sekhmet Dancers
Anastasia Giorgiova discovered her love for dance at age 4 and enjoyed her teen years performing in many company productions with Ballet Northeast, in Wilkes-Barre, PA. She has a strong foundation in ballet, jazz, contemporary, Brazilian samba, and burlesque, however, it was the art of belly dance that stole her heart. She found her soul connected to Middle Eastern dance during the search to learn more about her own Lebanese ethnic background. After moving to Los Angeles in the late 2000s, she began studying with various mentors and performing raqs sharqi.
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Shauntel Jarreau is a classic fusion belly dance artist residing in Los Angeles, California. A dedicated student of belly dance, Shauntel has had the honor of training under and dancing alongside her mentor DeVilla of Hollywood since the start of her career.
Shauntel has also had the opportunity to train with globally acclaimed teachers such as Princess Farhana, Helena Vlahos, Sherri Wheatley, and Heather Shoopman. In addition to her solo career, Shauntel is a founding member of Sekhmet Dance Company, as well as a past member of the tribal ITS troupe Heavy Metal. Most recently, Shauntel became a member of the featured belly dance troupe of the Southern California Renaissance Pleasure Faire, Seraphim Arabesque Ensemble. Her dance style is a blend of classic oriental, tribal fusion, old Hollywood glamour, a bit of drama, and some campy fun all wrapped up in a shiny hip sash.
Soni Benson has been studying dance since she was thirteen years old with a focus on lyrical, jazz, hip hop, and multiple belly dance styles. As a member of a state champion dance team, Soni has won several awards from the Oregon State Dance Association. She has been featured in the LA Weekly as a soloist and group performer in the dance comedies “Bathroom Follies” and “Go Metro.” She loves belly dance with a passion and practices daily.
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