Mirah Ammal

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Mirah Ammal

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Dancer Profile

Mirah Ammal’s career is shaped by her lifetime love of dance, music, and theater; her education in history and cultural studies; and her work in the humanitarian field. As a performer, choreographer, workshop instructor and dance coach, Mirah shares her passion for dances of the Middle East, North Africa and Iran, as well as their musical, historical and cultural contexts. Mirah is artistic director with Al-Bahira Middle Eastern Dance Theater and currently sits on the board of the Egyptian American Society of Minnesota.

Soloist Profile

Mirah Ammal’s career is shaped by her lifetime love of dance, music, and theater; her education in history and cultural studies; and her work in the humanitarian field. As a performer, choreographer, workshop instructor and dance coach, Mirah shares her passion for dances of the Middle East, North Africa and Iran, as well as their musical, historical and cultural contexts. Mirah is artistic director with Al-Bahira Middle Eastern Dance Theater and currently sits on the board of the Egyptian American Society of Minnesota.

Dancer Information

Dancer Name

Mirah Ammal

Dance Style

Raqs Sharqi, Folkloric, Shaabi, Egyptian, Lebanese, Persian

Props

cane/assaya, veil, sagat (zills), shamadan, finger cymbals, sword, fans, balas, melaya leff, candles, others

Additional information

Mirah Ammal and Al-Bahira Dance Theater provide dancers and musicians for shows, cultural events, zaffas, and other events, as well as speakers for educational seminars or classes.

Available for hire

Yes

Teaching Information

Location

Minneapolis (weekly and special classes), online (private coaching), other locations by appointment.