Showcase, Parties and Performances

Come find us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to see pictures and video of all the fun from past years, and see updates as they're released.  


Raqs Ayana at JamBallah Showcase '13, photo by Casey Campbell

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*Thursday Evening- Meet & Greet & Henna Party with Roving Horse Henna!

A chance to chill and  before the storm of awesome!

Tues Aug 5th 6:30-midnight
Wed Aug 6th 6:30-midnight

Everything's better with henna-- especially our fabulous JamBallah NW Festival- 3 Days of Bellydance and Community! Get your bling and adornment on before the fest to have it looking dark and gorgeous for the performances and parties.

More info on the Facebook Event Page Here

**Limited number of spots available per day, email to RSVP**

*Special JamBallah NW rates apply- PRICING BY THE HAND, ACCORDING TO YOUR BUDGET (a super rarity) 20 minutes or less per hand. Longer times/more fancypants available by appointment!

*Little extras: Gems, Glitter, paint available for EVERYONE!

*We will have tunes going, tea, sparkling water, juices and some light nosh for you to enjoy. (BYOB, if you prefer)

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Shows, Workshop & Vending Location: 

*The Artist's Repertory Theatere Building

1515 Southwest Morrison Street
Portland, OR 97205

The JamBallah Showcases - Featuring Instructors and Specially Curated Attendee Performances

Opulent evenings of inspired performance- the very best mix of our beloved instructors mixed with a few very special attendee performances.  ALL AGES!  Grab a VIP ticket to get the best seating in the house, drink tickets, and signed poster. Buy before July 31 and save! Drinks and light concessions available in the Artist's Repertory Theatre lounge 1hr before event, and during intermission.

*Friday Evening 7-9:30p- JamBallah Showcase Part I

Featuring JamBallah Instructors:

Aubre Hill and troupe Qabila
Sharon Kihara
Gypsy Heart
Emilie Lauren
Isaiah Esquire
& The Incredible Talents of:
Rachel Brice
The Tribal Kind
Belladonna Dance
Lucine Dance Company
Janelle Jackson
Bramani Quinn
Idena Suzanne
Scarlet Thistle
Jen and Cara of Davina Tribal Collective
Katy Swenson


*Friday Evening 7-9:30p- Afterparty with Broken Shadows Family Band

Darren Johnston's Broken Shadows Family Band is comprised of an all-star cast of musicians from greatly diverging backgrounds; Western European to Arabic Classical music, Slavic choral music to Americana, classic jazz to the sounds of Macedonia and beyond.  They’ve created a truly unique sound, balancing the old with the new, telling human stories and begging to be danced to. You may recognize master percussionist Faisal Zedan from his many years as a shining star musician and music instructor in the global bellydance community! This open-dance rockin' good time party will be happening in the upstairs Morrison Theatre directly after the show. 9:30-11p, 10$, All-ages. (8$ for folks coming from attending the JamBallah Showcase Part I)

*Saturday Evening 8-10:30p- JamBallah Showcase Part II

(WARNING!! There is a Portland Timbers game on Saturday night, so be aware the parking will be VERY limited. We suggest MAXing in that evening!)

Featuring JamBallah Instructors:
WildCard BellyDance
Bridgetown Revue
Danielle Elizabeth and Eric Stern
Ruby Beh
Sushila Battagione
Violet Scrap
The Students of the Marissa Mission
& The Incredible Talents of:
PURE Portland
Emily Alrick
Kate Altaira
9 Ladies Dance Theatre
Danielle Elizabeth & Tabra Bay Duet Part II
Baksana Dancers
Emily Sitara

Live music and mini-afterparty with the ever-wonderful and high energy Portland group Baksana FREE WITH SHOW TICKET

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The Undulation Shows - Premier Attendee Performances

We just can't let the instructors have all the fun, not with all these world-class performers gathered to take part in the JamBallah Festival!  Come see these carefully crafted shows, which we have handpicked from the astounding talent on hand.  Two chances to witness performances of all styles, shapes, and sizes.  Be amazed and inspired,  and be sure to leave time before or after the shows to browse the fabulous vendors bazaar.  All-Ages. 5$ at door

*Saturday Afternoon Part I, 1-2:30p


Ashley Throw

Naira Kai



Brywn Arlwyn


Ann Shaffer



Bretagne Stark

and More!


*Sunday Afternoon Part II, 1-2:30p


A special Vendor Fashion Show!

3 Little Muses


Sundari Dance Company

Minnie St Martin


Maya Full Power




and More!

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Dali Mamas at Undulation '13, photo by Casey Campbell

Parking and venue location info on our Schedules/Maps page. 

Restaurant and Hotel info on our Hotels/Activities page. 




Attendees, Please Note--Your Photograph May Be Taken At The JamBallah Northwest Festival.

To assist in future promotion, we will have professional photographers working throughout the event, at the workshops, shows, and other festival-specific gatherings.  Photographs of festival participants and their guests will be taken and posted on the JamBallah Northwest website, and/or the JamBallah Northwest Facebook page.  There is a possibility that your photograph may be taken and so used. We believe that this will enhance the overall experience of festivalgoers, and allow us to properly convey the atmosphere and awesomeness of the festival to the rest of the bellydance community! By attending the JamBallah Northwest festival, both workshops and events, you give your consent to the posting of such photographs by us and waive all rights and claims with respect to the posting of such photographs.

We do recognize an individual's rights to control how their image is portrayed.  If you ever object to a specific photo and want it removed, please email Be sure to reference the specific photo and include the URL of the page the photo appears on.