Invoketress Dance is a troupe of strong, beautiful and talented women who embody Ishra’s philosophy of celebrating individual diversity and beauty in all ages and body types. They have performed at a variety of events all over southern Ontario including the International Bellydance Conference of Canada and at the Great Lakes Bellydance Convention in Michigan. They are a frequently sought-after group of performers, having danced with numerous musicians including Juno nominated Eccodek, Cuneyt Yetkiner, Bhadra Collective and Light of East Ensemble. Together, they embody a diverse wealth of dance backgrounds including ballet, jazz, modern, Hip-Hop, ballroom, Irish, Flamenco, Mexican folklore, tribal fusion, ATS (American Tribal Style), Bollywood, Latin, hula, and African. These combined with extensive study in Raqs Sharqi (traditional Oriental Bellydance) with Ishra and other instructors have equipped the troupe with a versatility to perform both traditional Middle Eastern dance as well as innovative and funky fusions. They are constantly looking for ways to push the creative envelope while honouring traditional Bellydance. Each member brings her own personal strengths and personality to the group which come together to offer rich, dynamic, layered performances.Each member brings her own personal strengths and personality to the group which come together to offer rich, dynamic, layered performances.