The Rose Empire Dance Company is a collection of belly dancers based in Salem Oregon under the direction of Cassandra Rose. The “Rose Crew” is the family nickname for Cassandra’s prodigy, troupe members and students. With multiple troupes, soloists, instructors and performers, the Rose Empire is the all-encompassing entity that has grown into an exceptional belly dance company. Troupes of the Rose Empire: Sirens of Belly Dance, Belly Funk, Eternal Sands, Rose Hips and Veiled Moon. These troupes make up the roots of the “Rose Bush,” along with solo students who have risen up to professional levels with performing and teaching on their own, award winning hobbyist performers who are loved locally and beyond, and the newer students who may have not hit the stage yet but are always in the studio and smiling from the audience. The Rose Empire Dance Company is a family, grown from the ground up, starting from the roots and growing into flowers: the “Rose Crew” grows on and grows strong.
Bellywood Dance Studio 495 State street, Basement suite Salem OR 97301
*All photos provided courtesy of Scott Degenhardt*