As a second generation Oriental dancer, Salome got an early start in what would become her life’s work. During adolescence she enjoyed regular study and performance of Middle Eastern music and dance, alongside her mother (dancer) and stepfather (tabla player). By seventeen Salome was accepting professional solo engagements. She performed in the Pacific Northwest in a myriad of venues, independently and through entertainment agencies.
Salome has since become a soughtafter dancer in the commercial arena, headlining luxury venues, 5 star hotels, and casinos all over the world since 2000. With “Rising Stars”, “Showhouse”, “DMI Entertainment” and other agency representation, Salome has been imported for 6-month engagements and one-time shows to clients including The Sayaji Grand Hotel (India), The Lucullus Cabaret (La Goulette, Tunisia), The Kamagowa Grand Hotel (Kamogawa, Japan), Casino Everest (Katmandu, Nepal), Casino Royal (Katmandu, Nepal), Great World International Village (Kang-Shan, Taiwan, ROC) and many more.
Salome has been interviewed by the United Arab Emirates magazine “STARS”, appeared as cover and feature in “Jareeda” magazine (USA), in abailarina.com (Brazil) in “SAHDA”(Canada), and has been highlighted in countless newspapers around the globe. Salome was honored to be the feature model for renowned Turkish costume designer Ismail of Sim Moda Evi for the Turkish magazine “DANS”.
While continuing to perform abroad, Salome now also teaches and performs at events within the larger dance community; the Las Vegas Belly Dance Intensive, Saqra’s Fall showcase, Festival and competition, the MEDGE Festival… as well as collaborating with sponsors as the feature in workshop and performance.
With her finger on the pulse of Oriental Dance online, Salome is the force behind OrientalDancer.net, an educational belly dance hub, BellydanceForums.net with discussion on dance from/ inspired by the near and Middle East, as well as BellyDanceClasses.net, a global instructors directory.