RITUAL. ART. DANCE. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts and now residing in Tucson, Arizona, Zehara Nachash draws deeply from her life-long practice and study of shamanism, occult, witchcraft, mysticism, Voodoo and Ceremonial Magick. Her artwork and jewelry are an embodiment of her continued journey into the occult and magick. Zehara is a former member and student of Temple Harakhte and Ar nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship. In 2004 Zehara was initiated into the Temple of the Seekers, a Ceremonial Magick group formerly in Boston, MA of which she was a member for nearly 10 years. It was there that she was initiated with her name, Zehara Nachash which means “Bright Serpent” in Hebrew. This spiritual name personifies her work of over 18 years with her snakes. Additionally, Zehara has taught multiple workshops on serpentine magick, awakening the Divine Feminine, enhancing intuition, spirit communication as well as comprehensive ecstatic dance and trance workshops. Zehara enveloped herself in Voodoo studies after being called by the ancestors by a dream of a White Serpent (Damballah). nZehara has been teaching and performing the ancient art of Belly Dance for over a decade. She and her serpentine dance partners have performed at countless venues including weddings, birthday parties, corporate events, concerts and more. Zehara is a celebrated performer, teacher and choreographer. For over ten years, Zehara performed in New England as "Boston's Resident Snake Charmer(Boston Globe 2005) with her snakes. Zehara has studied Turkish and Egyptian styles of Belly Dance as well as other dance styles ranging from Russian Romany to African. Zehara has performed in countless shows in a wide array of platforms. Known for her unique style, Zehara's performances are fun, unique and distinctive. With her magnetic and captivating personality and training in various arts and dance studies (including snake charming, fire eating and hula hooping), she is a highly sought after performer. Zehara has been troupe director of “The Daughters of Eden,” (2005-2007), “Alankara,” (2008-2011) and her Primal dance troupe “Huntress,” (2012-2015). Furthermore, Zehara has hosted and produced several successful theatrical shows such as “Kalliope's Karavan,” (2008-2011) and “ANIMUS: A Shamanic Journey Through Dance,” (2012-2015), elevating the art of Belly Dance and sideshow arts to a theatrical setting. Zehara has been featured in music videos' including Mexican singer Tamara Rodriguezs' “Italian-O” video (with her snakes Bella and Kaala) as well as in an online advertising campaign for Absolute Vodka's Apple Orient ™. In 2012, Zehara was an opening act for the Counting Crows for their performance at The House of Blues for Big Brothers & Big Sisters Fundraiser, and has also been featured in numerous national and international print and magazine exposés. Drawing upon her study in a variety of movement forms, spiritual traditions, and her passion for dance as a channel for mystical potential, Zehara created PRIMAL FUSION WORLD DANCE ™ in 2012. Inspired by the earth-based spirituality found in indigenous tribal cultures from around the world, PRIMAL is a mixture of ecstatic and trance dance integrated with meditation, creating a cathartic dance experience.