Mahira is a professional belly dancer providing top quality performances and instruction all over Chicagoland. With over 16 years experience, she is one of the most sought after performers and instructors in the greater Chicagoland area.
We hired Mahira for a our block party. It was a blast! Everyone enjoyed her performance. She involved the crowd and even did a short lesson. She even brought the kids up to teach them those snakey arm movements. Such a good time for all. We plan to hire her every year now for our block parties. We can't do one without her now. Thank you Mahira!
I hired Mahira for my daughter's bridal shower. We had so much fun. She was friendly, professional and a beautiful dancer. Thank you Mahira!
Price Range: $175 and up
Gig Length: 10 - 30 minutes
What to Expect
Mahira provides a fun and family friendly performance for each and every event. Mahira loves to empower women and enjoys teaching and sharing her dance with women of all ages, shapes, sizes, and race. Ask Mahira about having your very own Shimmy Party.
Mahira is a true entertainer with an upbeat personality and dynamic stage presence. Her performances are electrifying as she dazzles the audience with her finger cymbals (zills) and veil work. She is Chicago's best "ziller". With over 15 years experience under her coin belt, she has performed at numerous events such as; wedding receptions, anniversary parties, birthday parties, movie events, gala shows, corporate events and festivals throughout the USA. Mahira was also an extra in the movie "Just Like A Woman" starring Sienna Miller. Mahira has appeared on Chicago's WGN morning news "Around Town", and has been interviewed for two Chicago Tribune articles.
Mahira provides what she calls Shimmy Parties, which is perfect for a girls night. Contact Mahira for more info on a Shimmy Party.
Additional Booking Notes
Mahira requires music for her performances and requires an electric outlet to plug her sound system into. Mahira may need to bring an Assistant to help with her music.
Influences & Inspiration
Mahira has studied with many world famous instructors/dancers which includes but not limited to: Dina of Cairo, Randa Kamel of Cairo, Aida Nour of Cairo, Hadia of Canada, Aziza of Canada, Ruby Beh of Portland, and many many more.
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