Internationally acclaimed dancer Princess Farhana has appeared in France, Switzerland, Belgium, Portugal, Egypt, Mexico and Canada, as well as all over the United Kingdom and across the USA, including Alaska and Hawaii. For the past twenty years she has also written extensively on Oriental Dance, for both dance and mainstream publications, and has appeared on the cover of belly dance publications Jareeda, Zaghareet, Nafoura, and The Chronicles. Named “Favorite Oriental Dancer 2006 and 2008” by Zaghareet Magazine, she has performed live at concerts with Arabic superstars Amr Diab, Ragheb Alama, Hakim, Natacha Atlas, and Alabina, as well as at private events for celebrities and dignitaries such as former First Lady Hilary Clinton, The Saudi Arabian Royal Family, and The Rolling Stones, among many others.
She is known for her exquisite technique-including her mind-boggling abdominal work and skills with balanced props. With dramatic stage presence and theatrical flair, The Princess is Egyptian-trained (by Zahra Zuhair and Raqia Hassan in addition to many others) but is also a high-concept fusion performer, and travels constantly performing and teaching workshops all over the globe. From 2006-2008 was the principal dancer in comedian Margaret Cho’s touring variety show, “The Sensuous Woman”.
Princess Farhana has been featured on many Oriental Dance compilation DVD’s, and has also danced and acted in many motion pictures, music videos, and television shows; as well as in dance documentary films both performing and as an interview subject. In 2008, her movie credits included Assistant Choreographer to Fatima Robinson (of “Dream Girls” fame) for the belly dancing sequence in the hit “Charlie Wilson’s War” starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. The Princess is the subject of award-winning director Steve Balderson’s feature documentary, “Underbelly: A Year in The Life Of Princess Farhana”, released theatrically and on DVD in March 2008. She has co- produced eleven of her own instructional and performance DVD’s.Her warmth, enthusiasm and adventurous spirit - on and off stage- captivates audiences and students alike.