Su'ad - Artistic Director (Nancy L. Barrett) PDF Print E-mail

Suad with VeilSu'ad is the Desert Moon Dancers' Artistic Director and has over 30 years experience in Near and Middle Eastern Dance as a performer, choreographer, and teacher

She first learned this dance in Madison, WI where she was a co-founder and co-director of troupe Hazet Helwa. After moving to Connecticut in 1987, she performed at Main Street USA in New Britain in 1988 and 1990, and the New York Festival of Belly Dance in 1990.

She currently teaches through Life Learn, the West Hartford Continuing Adult Education program, and at the Arthur Murray studio in Glastonbury. She also teaches at many one-day events through the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), a historical recreation group.

Su'ad has sponsored ME dance events, co-teaching with Jameela of Buffalo and Farasha of New Jersey. She co-sponsors seminars in CT and NJ with Farasha. Together they have brought many internationally known artists to the east coast. Su'ad has done extensive historical research in Near and Middle Eastern dance and costuming, and has received the highest arts award from the SCA.