The only award-winning belly dancer in the area, Ionah captivates audiences all of ages and backgrounds and is available for charity shows/events, fundraisers, grand opening celebrations, family and corporate events, birthday parties and weddings, ladies nights and bachelorette parties and much, much more! Her performances embody Middle Eastern dance with a flair for the dramatic that is sure to entertain any audience and give your guests something to talk about for a long time!
Available for performance and instruction!
We all loved Iona's she made everyone feel happy including the girls loved the dancing.
Response from Belly Dance by Ionah:
Thank you so much. I would do it again in a heartbeat with you and your family. I had a lovely time and you were some of the nicest people. Take care and hope to see you soon!
I had the pleasure of watching her show at a friends party last night and I thought she was amazing! Will definitely hire her in the future .
Response from Belly Dance by Ionah:
Thank you so much for the review. It was an honor to perform! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I had so much fun and would love to perform again. Thank you!
Price Range: $150 and up
Gig Length: 10 - 60 minutes
What to Expect
Ionah's short performance (10 minutes) consists of a grand entrance piece, usually with a veil, followed by a slow piece with or without a prop, and a dynamic and upbeat drum solo to get the crowd up and dancing or clapping in their seats!
Ionah's regular performance follows the same format, but the pieces last longer and there is more audience interaction after the drum solo - hopefully getting members up and dancing or even leading in a dabke!!
Ionah's classic performance lasts 20 minutes or longer and includes traditional Egyptian Raqs Sharki stylization including a grand entrance piece with fabric ("veil"), beledi taxsim ending in drum solo, and a finale before getting the audience up and dancing!
Ionah also has packages that include a 30-minute mini-lesson after either a short or a regular performance.
All of her performances are dynamic, expressive, and filled with the grace of a modern, professional belly dancer. Costuming is always tasteful and elegant, though full dresses can be requested. Ionah also caters every show to her audience and is willing to work with you to create the perfect type of show to best suit the needs of your event and guests! If one of the above offerings does not suit your needs, contact Ionah to request quotes for different types of services.
Ionah is not available for male-only parties.
Ionah is the only multi award-winning belly dance artist in the Central New York and Syracuse area with extensive experience entertaining audiences of all ages and from diverse backgrounds. She has been dancing and entertaining audiences from a young age. Her dance training in ballet, modern, jazz and Middle Eastern/Belly Dance have given her the tools to become a successful and dynamic performer.
Ionah's captivating, awe-inspiring and expressive dance make the most sought-after dancer in the region. Available for weddings, ladies' nights/bachelorette parties, family and corporate events, fundraisers, charity shows/events, grand opening celebrations, and much more! Ionah always caters her performance, use of props and costuming to meet the needs of your party, group or event and will leave your guests with something to talk about!
Ionah has many packages available including short performance, regular performance, classic show, or show and mini-lesson. Contact her for a free quote.
Ionah is not available for male-only or bachelor parties.
Additional Booking Notes
Ionah is comfortable performing with live musicians and with recorded music. If there is a live band at your event, please provide Ionah their contact information so that she may coordinate rhythms and/or specific songs to which to dance. If recorded music is preferred, please provide Ionah information on how to bring her music to your event (i.e. on CD, iPod, whether or not she should bring a music player with her, etc.).
Nonprofits and certain charity events may qualify for discounted rates-contact Ionah for details.
Past Booked Events
|January 21, 2017 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
See above for more detailed information on what to expect for the set at your event. As always, each set can be catered to meet your needs, but generally starts with a dynamic and sweeping entrance piece, a slow piece or taxsim solo, followed by a dynamic and lively/upbeatdrum solo.
|Ionah||Dancer, Performer, Choreographer, Instructor|
Influences & Inspiration
Ionah is always inspired by other artists in this field- both past and present including Fifi Abdou, Mona Said, Nadia Gamal, Naima Akef, and Taheya Karioka. She is particularly inspired by Arab music and is well-versed in Oum Kalsoum, Warda, Farid Al-Atrache, and other classical and contemporary artists. Her teachers include Ahmed Hussien, Fahtiem, Mercedes Nieto, Ava Fleming, Tito Seif, Leila Haddad, Ranya Renee, and Amanda Rose.
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