About Pomegranate Studios
Pomegranate Studios is an educational and presenting organization, nestled in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico. Established in 1996 by Founder/Director Myra Krien, Pomegranate provides high quality programs of the rich artistic heritage of the Middle East as expressed through music, dance, poetry, visual arts and other art forms as they relate to American culture.
- '18 Santa Fe Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Arts
- '18 Best of Santa Fe Award "Best Dance Company" Top 3
- '18 The Journal North Top 3 Reader's Choice Award "Best Dance Studio"
- ’15 3rd Runner Up in the Santa Fe Reporter’s Best of Santa Fe – Best Dance Company
- ’12 Inspire Belly Dance Award in the Art of Middle Eastern Dance
- ’07 International Belly Dance Conference - Award of Achievement in Middle Eastern Dance
- ’07 Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce - Business of Excellence Award
- ’07 Santa Fean Salutes Myra Krien
- ’06 Featured in Dance Magazine
This art form is a celebration, come join us! Pomegranate Studios offers an engaging, warm and challenging environment that will assist in your progression whether you are a beginner or an experienced dancer. We are committed to taking students on their own terms. Various levels of instruction naturally build upon one another, providing a solid foundation for not only technique and movement but for artistic and cultural expression. We offer the finest instruction in ancient movement with modern postural and anatomical technique. Your safety is of paramount importance to us. We have taken traditional movements and slightly modified the execution to ensure your safety preserving the beautiful aesthetic of this art form.
Students progress through the classes listed below and are given an opportunity to perform in our Student Salons which take place four times a year. Those who wish to go on in the exploration of performance may, by invitation, become members of our pre-professional dance companies, Ahhati (Tribal), or Almaaz Assahara (Egyptian), or take private lessons and work on solo choreography.
Pomegranate Studios and the non-profit Pomegranate SEEDs® (Self-esteem, Empowerment, and Education through Dance) offers dance instruction to all levels and all ages. Seedlings : ages 5-8, Little Seeds: ages 9-12, Pomegranate SEEDs: ages 13-18, Pomegranate Adult Program: Beginning to Advanced levels, all ages, ten weekly classes offered in Tribal and Oriental/Egyptian style dance.
Serving Youth: Pomegranate Studios is committed to serving the youth of Santa Fe through it’s SEEDs (Self-Esteem, Empowerment and Education through Dance) youth mentorship program. Our work has benifited from collaborations with youth organziations such as: Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Northern New Mexico, Santa Fe Youth Shelters and Santa Fe Public Schools.
Free Performance Series: Pomegranate Studios and Mosaic Dance Company donate 80+ shows a year to non-profit organizations and events in Santa Fe.
National and International Presence: Myra Krien is a high sought after performer and teacher.
Mosaic Dance Company, Ahatti Apprentice Company and Almaaz Asshahara present over 80 shows annually to New Mexico and the United States, from large scale stage productions to restaurants and local events and functions.
Myra Krien and Mosaic Dance Company perform and offer workshops nationally. Pomegranate Studios presents workshops and performances by the most renowned international artists in our field every year. Pomegranate Productions has hosted Tamalyn Dallal, Shareen el Safy,Carolena Nericcio, Megha Gavin, Sahra Saeeda (Kent), Astryd de Michele, Karim Nagi, Serefe, The Georges Lammam Ensemble, The Fringe and many others. Check our schedule of upcoming Events!