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Our Mission Statement:

The mission of the Beledi Dance Company is to perform world-class Middle Eastern belly dancing

for audiences of all ages and to share the elegance, joy and culture of this ancient yet modern art form.



Established in 1976, the Beledi Dance Company performs belly dancing, cabaret and folkloric dances of the Middle East

to appreciative audiences of all ages throughout Greater New England.  In Egypt the word Beledi (bell’-a-dee) means ‘of the people.’


Artistic Director and Founder Kanina has been greatly influenced by the Arabic, Turkish and Armenian traditions and has studied and performed at the master level – including in Cairo and Istanbul – during her accomplished 40-year career.


The Beledi Dance Company performs an array of colorful, artistic dances, representing the many facets of Middle Eastern culture.  



Groups who have enjoyed a performance by the Beledi Dance Company:

Moksa Raqs (Cambridge, MA)

Bryant University Women's HERstory Month (Smithfield, RI)

Rotary Multi-District Conference (Mystic Connecticut)

Providence International Arts Festival 

Warwick Rotary Club President Installation (Warwick Country Club)

Radka/Foote Wedding (Jamestown, RI)

1904 World's Fair Re-enactment, Hearthside House Museum (Lincoln, RI)  

A Wish Come True Gala (Newport, RI)

Greenwich Bay Assisted Living (East Greenwich, RI)

Festival Fete Holiday Craft Fair, Rhodes on the Pawtuxet (Cranston, RI)

PVDFest (Providence, RI)

Roger Williams Zoo (Providence, RI)

Macy's (Warwick, RI)

RI Heritage Festival (Roger Williams National Memorial and State House, Providence, RI)

Kirkbrae Country Club (Breast Cancer fundraiser, Lincoln, RI)

Scandinavian Home (Warwick, RI)

SNE Women's Expo at Twin River Event Center (Lincoln, RI)

Providence Preservation Society Winter Bash (Providence, RI)

1001 Nights at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet (Cranston, RI)

Judi T Dance Studio Recital guest performance (West Warwick High School)

Quidnesset Country Club wedding (North Kingstown, RI)

Danse Salmagundi (Pawtucket, RI)

Belly Bliss (Warren, RI)

Annual Recital guest performance (Aurel's Ancient Art Studios, Berkeley, MA)





To book the Beledi Dance Company for your special event, email:

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