Viral TikTok star, performer, teacher, and more! Kamrah is Chicago’s first trans masculine belly dancer. He has performed fusion, American cabaret, Lebanese, and Egyptian belly dance since 2001. He has taught at festivals like Tribal Fest® in Sebastopol, CA, the largest belly dance festival in the world, Tempest’s Waking Persephone (Seattle) in 2014, 2015, and 2016, and 2020 (online), Tribal Revolution (now Fusion Evolution) and, had the event not been canceled, at the Las Vegas Belly Dance Intensive in 2016. Noted for his creativity, isolations, and theatricality, he currently performs throughout the country as a soloist. Kamrah is also a member of Raks Geek (directed by Dawn Xiana Moon), a geek belly dance and fire company based in Chicago that has garnered press from MSN and The Daily Mail. Kamrah has also danced with Tucson-based Skirt Full of Fire, directed by Jolie Roberson.
He is a trained massage therapist, and his knowledge of anatomy enables him to teach students how to dance both powerfully and safely.
Kamrah has 13 years of experience in a variety of martial arts, including kenpo, jiu-jitsu, karate, and kendo. He won third place at Tae Kwon Do World Championships (White Belt) and studied kung fu with Lou Illar (Sidekicks with Chuck Norris). He is also a research scientist with a background in molecular biology, biochemistry, and immunology, but now works as a software developer.
Kamrah currently resides in Chicago, Illinois, and is available for workshops and classes all over the country.
Photo credit: The Dancer’s Eye