Sapphira with Violin

(world dance and violin)

Sapphira combines the graceful art of ballet with the mesmerizing moves of Middle Eastern dance to create her own unique virtuoso form of World Dance. In addition to having danced in venues all over the world, she has extensive stage and television experience including a role as a featured dancer in the 65th Annual Academy Awards, a guest appearance on Cheers, a performance at the Statue of Liberty dedication in Madison Square Garden, and at the Monterey World One Festival with Ancient Future. Sapphira has won numerous awards in a variety of dance forms including first place in all three national belly dance competitions.

She is a classically trained violinist and has the rare ability to dance and play violin at the same time.

She is available for performances in concert with the internationally acclaimed world fusion music ensemble Ancient Future.

Featured Video

Ancient Future Quartet: "El Zaffa" with Sapphira

Source: Video by Gordy Hall of Ancient Future at San Anselmo Community Playhouse, 6/6/2003. Shown: Georges Lammam (Arabic violin, vocals), Matthew Montfort (scalloped fretboard guitar), Salaheddin Takesh (Arabic percussion), Doug McKeehan (keyboards), and Sapphira (world dance)

Enter Sapphira's World

Taming the Dragon: Artwork by Delight

Enter Sapphira's World for Sapphira's dance photographs, causes she champions, and more. This retro site was the winner of the Dedicated Dance Site of the Month Award. Due to ill advised changes made to web browsers that did not respect content, Sapphira's World no longer functions as intended. Content should be sacred, not technogical change for the sake of change.