Waking Persephone Festival

October 13-16, 2016

Seattle, WA

Waking Persephone is a different kind of dance event experience, with a core focus on education and exploration, creating community while breaking borders. While there are indeed be performing opportunities, the main goal is an intensive series of classes, lectures, and activities featuring both new and established faces in the genres of dark, gothic, steampunk, experimental, theatrical, and ritual dances. Over the course of the event, there are ritual/community gathering, two gala shows, live music performances, workshops, master classes, panel discussions, vending, an afterparty ball, and more.

Welcome to the website for the Waking Persephone Festival- a bellydance fusion event with a focus on education, community, and exploration.

* Online registration is closed - you may be able to sign up at the door
* We have announced our 2016 Jeniviva Mia Memorial Scholarship Winner!
* Check out our amazing staff,  and the fabulous workshops!
* BUY TICKETS NOW! for the Underworld Ball & Gala Shows!


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Waking Persephone expresses our appreciation and gratitude to the following businesses who are sponsors for our event and make our scholarship possible!

The Dancer's Eye is the official photographer of Waking Persephone, as well as a fabulous sponsor! You can book sessions with Carrie during Waking Persephone!


Photography by The Dancer's Eye
Art & Design by Owlkeyme Arts