Zoe Jakes


Zoe Jakes is a prominent belly dancer and founding member of the American experimental world fusion and electronic music group Beats Antique.

Jakes began belly dancing in 2000 but had taken other forms of dance, including jazz and ballet, for ten years prior. She is known for her own particular style of tribal fusion. She was a member of the Suhaila dance company and four years later, in 2005, she began dancing and touring with Bellydance Superstars. In 2007, she was nominated for Best Interpretive Artist by Zaghareets Magazine. She has performed at Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Bonnaroo festivals, and has toured with Yard Dogs Road Show and the Extra Action Marching Band.

DanceCraft is Zoe Jakes’ accredited dance format. It’s purpose is to provide a structure in which dancers can progress towards an achievable goal, and to provide an opportunity to build a dancer’s skills intelligently and clearly. This format applies strong technical training as a framework for artistry and creative expression.