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Blue Lotus Bollywood dance

Blue Lotus Bollywood dance


Booking us

  • Choose dance styles (Bollywood, Belly Dance, and/or Russian Gypsy)
  • The length of the dance program (15 minutes to 1 hour)
  • Reuest a contract
  • What is the date and location of the event (check the availability)

Blue Lotus Gypsy dance

Blue Lotus Bollywood dance

Blue Lotus Dance Company

“We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.”
- Albert Einstein

Under the instruction and direction of master performer, choreographer, and instructor Nalini, The Blue Lotus Dance Company brings together performers from diverse dance backgrounds to showcase Bollywood, Belly Dance, and Russian Gypsy dance. We are united by a common dream: to bring excellence in Bollywood, Belly Dance, and Russian Gypsy dance to stages in the Northwest and beyond.

Blue Lotus has performed in many venues; from local festivals, events, and weddings to large-scale theatre productions – from New Year’s parties, nightclub events, golf tournaments, and conferences, to festivals such as Northwest Folklife, Seattle Rhythm Fest, the Slavic Festival, and Ananda Mela. Other venues have included the Grant Hyatt Hotel in Seattle, Chop Suey, Heaven nightclub, The Crocodile, High Dive, and Puyallup Community College.

In February 2009, Nalini and Blue Lotus produced the sold-out show "Desert Monsoon" - a two-hour show of Bollywood, Belly Dance, and Russian Gypsy dance and music at the Broadway Performance Hall in Seattle. In 2010, they performed in "Romani Soul" with vocalist-guitarist Anna Vasilevskaya and the Russian Gypsy band VIA Romen. Also in 2010, they won the troupe categories of “La Danse Orientale Belly Dance Competition” and “Belly Dancer USA.” In 2011, Nalini and The Blue Lotus Dance Company presented the full-length Belly Dance, Tribal, and Bollywood show, “Dance N.O.W." in collaboration with Bellydance Soulfire from Portland and UNMATA from Sacramento.

The Blue Lotus Dance Company offers dance programs that can be tailored to the needs and budget of almost any size event and they will delight all age groups. (We guarantee elegant and high-quality entertainment that will delight all age groups.) Our programs can be adjusted to different time frames (15 minutes, 30 minutes, one-hour, or two-hour programs) and can include varying numbers of dancers.

Mariam Hovhannisyan


Mariam has been belly dancing under the instruction of Nalini since 2009. She has performed as a soloist and also choreographs for her own dance group, Dancing Mirage. Since 2013, she has been teaching a beginners level Belly Dance class at the YMCA and started teaching at the Harmony Ballroom in 2014 for Nalini Dance. She was invited to join the Blue Lotus Dance Co. in 2015 and is ecstatic about performing and learning from the experienced dancers in the group.

Marilyn SHIKA 'ANA


Mariana is a belly dancer who enjoys the artistic expression that belly dance provides, drawing inspiration from Gypsy, Flamenco, Bollywood and Latin dance styles to deliver a passionate and energetic performance.

Anna Vasilevskaya


Anna Vasilevskaya is a renowned Russian singer. Born in Siberia, she studied in the Russian Academy of Theater arts in Moscow, and moved to America a number of years ago. Here she began sharing Russian Gypsy, folk, and romance music with American audience, translating many of the songs into English. Anna has performed at different venues in the Puget Sound region, including Seattle Public Library and Benaroya


Blue Lotus members



Nalini is a director, choreographer and soloist of The Blue Lotus Dance Co. She is a professionally trained dancer, choreographer, and teacher in the greater Seattle area. She is known for captivating audiences with her technical skill, emotionally expressive performances, and compelling choreographies. Her repertoire includes Belly Dance, Bollywood, and Russian Gypsy dance. She is a world-renowned artist whose awards include: read more...

Casey Baldner


Casey has a love of dance and languages from cultures all over the world. She began studying belly dance for the first time in ’99 but took a break for a few years to study abroad. While abroad she was exposed to Latin dances in Costa Rica and Flamenco in Andalusia, Spain. While attending college she took up belly dancing again and also began to study classical Indian Orissi for a few years. After moving to Seattle she took classes from local professional teachers and a year ago at folk life was inspired by the Blue Lotus Dance Co. performance, which prompted her to begin dancing under the instruction of Nalini. Since then she was invited to join the company and she is very excited to be able to dance with so many talented women and learn new styles of dance such as Bollywood and Russian Gypsy.

Julia Ochs


Julia got introduced into the world of dance at the age of six back in her native Togliatti, Russia. The renowned local dance company “Schastlivoye Detstvo” (Happy Childhood) became Julia’s second home for the next 18 years. Eastern European Folk and Character dance were the two major styles the company was famous for. Training 4 times a week, performing at every imaginable city event, touring Russia and Europe, participating in regional and national dance festivals was all part of life. For the last 5 years of being with the company Julia was one of the solo dancers. After coming to the United States at the age of 24 Julia took a break from dancing while settling in the new country but quickly started to miss the excitement of being a dancer. Meeting Nalini was a game of chance. Buying 10 lottery tickets at a fundraiser event seemed like the right thing to do. One of the many prizes was a free month of belly dance classes with Nalini and sure enough – that’s what one of Julia’s tickets won. After the first class Nalini offered her to join the Blue Lotus Dance Company and the offer was graciously accepted. Her previous training came in handy when she started to learn Nalini’s choreography for Russian Gypsy and Bollywood styles. The world of belly dance presented a very interesting challenge of mastering the new kind of movement, but practice makes it perfect and there are no limits to perfection. With this in mind Julia keeps on mastering the art of belly dance and is very honored and proud to be part of the Blue Lotus Dance Company.



Victoria has been belly dancing since 2005. She is originally from Moscow, Russia, where she performed as a soloist and with the dance troupe "Dynasty of the Sun" under the instruction of the choreographer Alla Petrova. In 2012 Victoria moved to Washington State where she met Nalini and was invited to join the Blue Lotus Dance Company. She is excited to continue mastering the art of belly dance and to be able to learn Bollywood and Russian Gypsy styles.

Some Past Clients

Weddings and engagement celebrations at:
--- The Grand Hyatt, Seattle --- Golden Gardens, Seattle --- Restaurants, Vancouver, BC

  • Rotary International, Seattle
  • Boeing
  • Vedic Cultural Center, Sammamish
  • NetIP Seattle
  • Hare Krishna Temple, Utah
  • Ottoman Trading Company, Bothell
  • EnJoy Productions, Seattle
  • Optechs Digital
  • Club Sur
  • Partnerships In Action, Newcastle
  • Microsoft, Bellevue
  • Seattle Public Library
  • Bellevue Community College
  • Pierce College, Puyallup
  • Pierce College, Lakewood
  • Columbia Athletic Club, Sammamish
  • Northwest Corks & Crush