Meet the Rising Phoenix Dancers
[Purple costume troupe picture 5/04]

Troupe Members

The Rising Phoenix Dancers have included a varying cast over the years. Following are many of the dancers who have been members of the troupe, with those who've performed more recently closer (more or less) to the top of the list. You can check out our photo gallery for more pictures of our dancers.

(In case you're wondering about the significance of the "Bint al-Waha" in several of the member names, it's a sort of tribal surname for devotees of Oasis Dance Camp.)

Sherezzah Bint al-Waha
(Director)

Joani Bint al-Waha

Rina

Ray-Anne

Rubesca

Akasha Bint al-Waha

Marn

Laurel

Chandani

Lynne

LisaMarie

Gloriana

Nitzah

Ludmilla

Chennaiya

Fairuz

Shakti Bint al-Waha

Mona

Asifa el-Bah'r

Marila

In Loving Memory

With a troupe that's been around as long as we have, I guess it's not surprising that we've had some members pass on. But we shall always remember their dancing spirits.
Katina Bint al-Waha- Katina was the earliest member of the troupe, having joined a few years even before Sherezzah. She passed in 2019 after a sudden illness.
Pari- Pari was our little "Persian Princess." She passed in 2019 after fighting cancer (multiple myeloma) for 4 years.
Adena Bint Sherezzah Bint al-Waha- Adena was the first student from Sherezzah's classes to join the troupe. She had grown into a lovely performer and a teacher in her own right when she died suddenly in 2016, apparently from stroke.


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