(jewel in Arabic, salute in Sanskrit)
Johara Dance Elemental show choreographed by Josephine Wise JWAAD.  Johara Dance is Josephine's professional dance company.

Johara Dance is a unique dance company, specialising in Contemporary East/West Fusion. This dance style is based on a mix of middle-eastern and western contemporary dance, with elements of other styles carefully integrated for individual dances. In our shows you may glimpse more than a hint of Tango, African Dance, Flamenco, Bollywood, Gypsy, Burlesque and much more. Each show is different and uses movement structures appropriate to the subject.

Johara Dance is a company of five soloists and an ensemble of ten dancers. We come in all shapes, sizes and colours, as we should! We also love to perform unusual and exciting choreography, and to push the boundaries of what it is possible to express and what stories we can tell using dance styles from around the globe. Between us we represent women from many different backgrounds, and we embrace our differences as well as our shared experience. Our previous shows were 'Elemental', based on the four elements, and 'Hoochie Coochie Girls', about the experiences of outcasts and those on the fringes of society. Our new show tells a story with some very juicy female characters in it!

All company members have an in-depth training in Contemporary middle-eastern and East/West fusion dance and they also bring to the company individual knowledge of Spanish, African, Indian, Latin and Gypsy dance. Johara Dance's repertoire ranges from the highly dramatic to witty and light-hearted.


  Josephine Wise and Johara Dance present The Mirror, a tale of love, murder and revenge at Jacksons Lane theatre on 28 February and 1 March 2015  


Johara Dance Company uses a dazzling mix of Contemporary East/West Fusion dance to tell an age-old tale of love, murder and revenge.

Comedy, attempted cannibalism and vibrant dancing are all on the menu in this exciting new show from Josephine Wise. The story we tell may at first appear familiar, but the dark undercurrent is very strong. Which of us is wholly good or bad?

What will you see in the dark mirror?

Last chance to see The Mirror!

1st November 2015 - Jacksons Lane Theatre, London

Keep this date free and be prepared to be amazed!


Tickets are available from Jacksons Lane Theatre. Click here
Or call the Box Office on: 020 8341 4421


Gwen Booth
Catherine Bartholomew
Norvell Cenac


Samantha Neal
Jemma Molloy
Itsumi Suganuma
Solene Debaisieux
Agnieszka Jablonska
Behtan Moore
Amy Barnard
Rasha Nour
Louise Dobson

Workshops with the Johara Dance Perfomers

The following Johara Dance members are available to teach workshops:

Josephine Wise
Gwen Booth
Catherine Bartholomew
Samantha Neal
Rasha Nour

To book Johara Dance for festivals, haflas and performances please go to

Previous Shows

Hoochie Coochie Girls


Click here for wonderful photos of Hoochie Coochie Girls in Arras, France.
Click here to see the girls in action!