Desideria is European American(Spaniard-Russian-Italian) mixed. Desideria is a highly acclaimed performer of multifaceted talent on the North Eastern Belly dance scene. Known for her class and elegance, elaborate shows and array of classic ethnic styles. She performs regularly at upscale venues, Cultural events and corporate functions. As well as theater productions and monthly showcases in the NYC, NJ, CT and MASS areas. Desideria is also a Costume designer, choreographer and instructor. She has traveled, taught workshops and performed in the Caribbean and overseas. Not new to the dance industry, Desideria has been in dance since her youth. As well as a model, singer and Latin Percussionist. She has made many accomplishments during her career. Including being Miss Petite America(NJ )in 1997 and as a cover and featured model/performer. She has been on stage, TV, film and print for over 2 decades now. All actual credits and testimonials are listed on her web site. Desideria is available in Puerto Rico, Miami, NYC , NJ and CT areas. Based in NY.
* Background information: As she is a frequent traveler to those areas. Please book in advance ..
Desideria has been performing dance on stage, film and TV since her teens. And performing Spanish and Middle Eastern dances professionally since 1995. Desideria"has performed Solo, with two of her own dance groups and as a backup dancer/singer/musician with bands. Including , Joey Ramone(of the Ramones), Tracy Guns(of L.A Guns), and other local and national rock bands. Also,. "Rif Astor" from NYC, "Carman Carrasco" from Argentina, "Raquel Lima samba band" from Brazil, and "Afro Andes" from Guatamala, As well as performed for celebrities, including Al "B' sure,and Alfonso Ribeiro at Le Stregue NYC and Demi Moore/Bruce Willis at the Blue Angel Theater NYC. All past credits and testimonials can be reviewed on her web site.
* Desideria's shows are family oriented and very entertaining. She encourages audience participation and offers mini lessons for the ladies in the audience at the end of each performance. Available for local, out of state and national performance gigs up to 3000 miles. Past shows listed to the right(more on web site).
* Styles of dance : Desideria is dedicated to the instruction, presentation and promotion of the mystic Orient. From Egyptian Raqs Shaki ( Saidi, Ghawazee, Beledi,. As well as Flamenco, Zambra Mora(Arabic/Spanish fusion),Romany and Russian Gypsy, Rajasthani(Indian belly dance). She also performs professional classic Burlesque and side show, cabaret , Dark Cabaret(Gothic Belly Dance) , fire and snake charming to her repertoire for more eclectic events.
* Costuming & Props: All Desideria's costumes are authentic, imported or self designed. Desideria has a very wide array of Classic Egyptian costumes as well as her own self designed stage wear. Egyptian/Lebanese Bedlahs, Beledi Dresses, Cholis, Sarees, gypsy skirts/outfits, bata de cola's, and Mantillas. She performers with many Props (Wings, cane, swords, veils, candles, Feather & Lace fans, Fire Fans/stave's, trays, shamadan, Zills, Zagats, Castanets, shawls, Dhoumbak, Tamborine, and even a snake if requested(over 18 years experience dancing with boas, pythons and king snakes).
*Special events she performs at:(custom fit to your budget and theme)
Bridal & Baby Showers
Goddess & Harem Parties -(all women/girls)
Trance & Sacred Dance -(drum circles & with snake)
Gypsy Parties -(with fortune telling & Tamborine)
Salome/Dance of the 7 veils -( Vegas style show)
I am available to perform "Belly grams" to elaborate "Vegas style" shows. I can travel anywhere in the US and Overseas. Payment can be negotiated to fit to your budget. Rates vary from basic to higher payment. Depending on the occasion, venue and time frame. Also location.
Private parties $150 to $200 -30-45 minutes
Events/Weddings $200 to $300 - 45 -60 minutes
Holiday/festivals $350 to $500 (2 sets)
Elaborate events $500 to $1000 (two sets)
If I must travel to the nationwide. An advance deposit is required to insure travel expenses. And/or a hotel.
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What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 15 - 45 minutes
My shows are family oriented, entertaining and a cultural experience. I perform with authentic imported costumes, music and props
Lighting, cd player or DJ
Tarkan, Hakim, Douzi are among the few artist I perform..
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Bachelorette Party, Birthday Party, Club/Nightclub, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Cruise, Ethnic Celebration, Festival, Fundraiser, Funeral Service, Grand Opening, Restaurant, Wedding Reception
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