Performance Information

Shake It Ancient With Elizabeth Muise

Fusing traditional middle eastern dance movements with modern sensibilities, as well as drawing from her training in art, Elizabeth has a unique style of bellydance. As she accesses this sensual art form with sophistication and class, she has been described as playful, elegant, graceful, and passionate.

Elizabeth is available to perform for parties, weddings, hafflas, renaissance faires, festivals, restaurants/bars and more! She also teaches classes and workshops.

A Bellydance Artist,

Elizabeth creates a visual dance experience that can include dramatic veil dances, bouncing drum solos, mesmerizing sword balancing, fun cane dances and swirling fan veils in tribal, cabaret, and fusion stylings. Elizabeth also plays many instruments including the doumbek!

Past Appearances

  • Mercury Lounge, NYC
  • Webster Hall, NYC
  • Gypsy Nomads Live DVD filming, Mt. Joy, PA
  • DJAM Under JeBon, NYC
  • RenCon, Baltimore, MD
  • Steampunk Worlds Faire, Pascataway, NJ
  • Wicked Faire, Pascataway, NJ
  • BSP Lounge, Kingston, NY
  • Finger Lakes Yoga Festival, Ithaca, NY
  • CoSM, Wappingers Falls, NY
  • SWID Festival, Petersham, MA
  • NY Renaissance Festival, Tuxedo Park, NY
  • MD, GA, and CT Renaissance Festivals
  • Spoutwood Fairy Festival, Glen Rock, PA
  • Festival of Legends, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Starwood Festival, Sherman, NY
  • Redtail, Boston, MA

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Biography

Elizabeth Muise

Elizabeth Muise is a Bellydance Artist who enjoys sculpting movement into art. As a graduate of Alfred University with a Bachelor in Fine Arts and minor in Dance, Elizabeth is now pursuing a life as a dancer and yoga instructor. With many years of experience, she has explored various styles such as modern, ballet, hip-hop, butoh, and African dance with bellydance being an area of focus in most recent years. Fusing traditional middle eastern dance movements with modern sensibilities, as well as drawing from her training in art, Elizabeth has a unique style of bellydance. As she accesses this sensual art form with sophistication and class, she has been described as playful, elegant, graceful, powerful, and passionate. Elizabeth is intrigued by the duplicity of dance; how the nature of this work is ephemeral and yet the pursuit of it simultaneously deepens the traditions of dance in culture and history.

Currently, Elizabeth is dancing with Boom Boom Shake as well as touring with drum and bagpipe sensation Cu Dubh. She has shared the stage with Raquy and the Cavemen, Liron Peled, This Way to the Egress and Frenchy and the Punk (formerly the Gypsy Nomads) and was featured in the Gypsy Nomads Live at Bube’s Brewery DVD. Elizabeth has taught at the Starwood Festival and performed at Webster Hall NYC, the NY, MD, GA, and CT Renaissanace Festivals, Spoutwood Fairy Festival, Festival of Legends, Wicked Faire, RenCon, Steampunk Worlds Fair, and Alex Grey’s CoSM. She is grateful for her dance education from Chase Angier and Robert Bingham at Alfred University, her unforgettable experience at The American Dance Festival, and amazing bellydance instructors Rachel Brice, Sharon Kihara, Zafira Dance Co., Zoe Jakes, Mardi Love, Ashara and many more! Elizabeth likes to keep it classy and sassy and shake it ancient!!

Reviews

“The towering Big Apple dancer showed a lot of seasoned poise and grace for a soloist, dressed in Indigo gothic white for her tribal fusion dance with an angel's touch. Slow, fluid and trance worthy, Elizabeth gave reason to believe that tribal fusion bellydance in the Big Apple is ready to turn the page past its initial exodus and approach a public next chapter of entertainers for the future.”
Brandon, Raqs America

“Elizabeth has a quality in her dance that is powerful and magnificent, while also being tender and fragile.”
Audience Member, Cincinnati performance

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Videos


  • Here's a behind the scenes look at my night performing for NYE2013!

  • Catch a glimpse at what it takes to make my Shake It Ancient webisodes!

  • Webisode #7-Thanksgiving Join Elizabeth and her family in a very silly holiday feast!

  • Webisode #6- Elizabeth attends an amazing community bellydance show and erects her Christmas tree!

  • Webisode #8-ShimmyInAWInterWonderland- Watch as I choreograph, rehearse, and perform a bellydance!

  • Elizabeth performs to the Game of Thrones Theme song performed by Cu Dubh! 2013

Workshop Information

Shake It Ancient With Elizabeth Muise

"Dancing with Elizabeth is an enchanting experience. She truly enjoys teaching others the art of the dance. She works with you and helps to move you forward in experiencing the exciting spirit of belly dancing and allowing you to touch your inner goddess' soul. She inspires positive re-enforcements and respects your progress. She has a wonderful spirit that shines through her personality which transcends through her dance. She "Shakes it Ancient" and I am delighted to be learning the art of dance through her creative visions of movement. May our paths always cross to allow our spirits to dance." - Dawn Sanfardino, bellydancer

Teaching Classes

and workshops in both bellydance and hatha yoga, with a strong modern dance background, Elizabeth delivers a class that emphasizes technique, alignment, and care of ones own body. She has many specialties that she can share in any class and is happy to take requests for specific workshops as well!

Offerings

  • Sinuous Sword
  • Behind the Veil
  • Classy and Sassy Tribal Fusion Level I
  • Classy and Sassy Tribal Fusion Level II
  • Sacred Movement/Dancing the Ecstatic
  • Bellydance Solo Choreography
  • Bellydancing to Live Drumming
  • Dynamic Flow Yoga
  • Chakra Balancing Yoga Flow

Past Workshops and Classes

  • Raquy and the Cavemen, Cincinnati, OH
  • Finger Lakes Yoga Festival, Ithaca, NY
  • Starwood Festival, Sherman, NY
  • SWID, Petersham, MA
  • Steampunk Worlds Faire, Piscattaway, NJ
  • Mt. St. Mary College, Newburgh, NY
  • Garden State Yoga, Bloomfield, NJ
  • Southern Laser Spa, Eatonton, GA
  • The Beltane Festival, Cornwall, NY
  • Alex Grey's CoSM, Wappingers Falls, NY

Local Classes (NY)

Bumblfly/Sol Ful Yoga Studio, Shambhala Yoga Center, Soaring Dance Studio, Younique Fitness, Studio 208, Brid's Closet, Yoga Mountain, Benmarl Winery, Footworks Dance Studio

Elizabeth recieved her 200 hour Certification from Breathe Yoga and has been practicing yoga for over fourteen years.

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