Jenna Ali’s appreciation for Middle-Eastern Culture, Music, and Love for the Dance is evident as she performs, having been recognized by Arabic, Egyptian, Greek, Turkish, and other audiences for her natural abilities and talent.
Jenna Ali performs
at Al Basha's Lebanese Cuisine
With over fourteen years dance experience, Jenna Ali has dedicated herself to dance excellence. She has performed in many Corpus Christi and Houston Area restaurants and clubs including Café Calypso, Carrousel Café, The Sands, The Athens, The Russian Bear, Zorba the Greek, Al-Basha Lebanese Restaurant, Luxor, Odessa, Byzantios, and The Mediterranean Grill and Bar (where she danced weekends for over a year). She has also appeared on several occasions at the Helios Arts Bar and Bartini's as a guest of Nadira Nar Rare Fire Dance Company.
Since 1997 she has performed regularly as both a soloist and as a member of the Sirrom Caravan at Sirrom School of Dance in their distinctive Gala Shows and Haflas. She has also performed at the Houston Community College Heinen Theatre, The Miller Outdoor Theatre, The Houston International Festival, Earth Day Festival at Rice University, Various Church Festivals, and at Bay Fest (in Corpus Christi). She has lectured and performed at the annual Women’s Festival at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, TX and been featured on television as well as the occasional independent film.
She recently performed as a featured artist with Gypsy Dance Theatre at the Texas Renaissance Festival. – She has also performed for numerous private and corporate functions including grand openings, company parties, executive birthday parties, as well as private parties, birthday parties, engagement parties, weddings, and anniversaries.
She continues to expand her knowledge and love of the dance through attending seminars and workshops with such instructors as Momo Kadous, Vashti (of Dallas), Jillina (of the Bellydance Superstars), Jihan Jamal, Virginia, Amir Thaleb, Aziza, Amar Gamal (of the Bellydance Superstars), Shakira Masood-Ali (artistic director of Sirrom School of Dance), Cassandra, Samara (of New York), Lelia Gamal, Karen Barbee (of San Antonio), Amaya (of New Mexico), Thailia (owner of Sirrom School of Dance), Katia (of Boston), and Angelika Nemeth.
Known for her
innovation and professionalism, Jenna Ali brings both her dynamic energy
and expressive style to every performance. She has studied Egyptian Cabaret,
Greek Cabaret, Turkish Cabaret, and American Nightclub Cabaret. Her specialties
include Sword, Cane, Zills, Veil, Cape, and Extensive Floor Work.
Jenna Ali is available for performances at Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Cultural Events, Restaurants, Nightclubs, and any special occassion.
Jenna Ali is also available for Workshops in Traditional and Modern styles as well as props including Sword, Veil, and Finger Cymbals (Zills).
Jenna also studies other forms of dance. Her fusion dance pieces are extensively featured on her sister website dancejennadance.com (coming soon).