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Mariana is Philadelphia's Most in Demand Premier Middle Eastern Dance Artist, available for your sophisticated entertainment needs!
From Medellin, Colombia, Mariana has 26 years of dance experience including Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Modern, as well as Middle Eastern (raqs sharqi) & North African dance.
Mariana performs at the top restaurants and clubs in the area + over 100 private events to date.
Mariana's performances include: LED Isis wings, candle tray, sword balancing, cane (assaya), finger cymbals, and fan veils/ feather fans.
Mariana's clients are top priority, ensuring that your event is the most elegant. Contact Mariana today! Se habla español también :)
We hired Mariana to preform for a family member's milestone birthday party. She was ontime, professional, and her perfomance was exceptional. She is well studied on her craft and we enjoyed learning about the art of belly dancing. We are grateful to have found her and highly recomend!
She did a terrific performance
Mariana performance was wonderful. She danced with professional grace. Everyone at the 50th birthday party remarked what a great dancer she was and the best they had ever seen.
Mariana, was kind and very professional, she kept in contact with me during covid and asked a lot of questions to make sure my desired outcome was a success. Her costume and accessories were vibrant and her dancing 💃🏽 was elegant and classy. I recommend her for your next event.
I had to cancel the party due to numerouse people backing out due to the Virus going around. I notified Mariana & she completely understood. I told her the party will be re-scheduled & I will surely have her to perform.
Great and very flexible to work with.
she did an amazing job entertaining our crowd. thank you.
We hired Mariana for my daughter's baby shower and she did a great job! She was on time and she was responsive throughout the process. I would recommend her for your next event!
We hired Mariana for our holiday party. We were pleased with her performance.we definetly will hire her for our next event.
Price Range: $300 and up
Gig Length: 15 - 45 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
You can expect an authentic, professional performance of belly dance, whether its 15 mins or 45 mins long. Mariana continues to train and has been trained by belly dance master instructors to keep her technique authentic as well as stay up to date on the latest trends coming out of Egypt. She also incorporates props with her dance performances namely: fan veils, swords, candles, wings, cane, and veil.
In addition to Mariana's expert use of the above props, she is also very skilled at playing finger cymbals and will incorporate this into every performance.
At the end of every performance, Mariana always encourage audience participation- no pressure though if you just want to watch!.
Originally from Bogota, Colombia, Mariana is Philadelphia's Premier Belly Dance Artist. An award winning belly dancer, as well as a performing veteran with 25 years total of dance training and performing experience, Mariana's passion for dance has been present her entire life.
As a child, she classically trained in Ballet, and proceeded to expand her dance repertoire to include Jazz, Modern, Hip-hop, Latin Ballroom, Flamenco and of course: belly dance.
She discovered the art of belly dance in 2010 accidentally when she took a workshop from teacher and mentor, Najia of Philadelphia. She instantly fell in love and the rest is history.
In June 2013, Mariana competed in the Jewels of the Orient competition in Middletown, DE and won 1st place for Rising Start Tribal/Fusion category.
Mariana is now a highly sought after performer that performs weekly all over PA, NJ, and DE.
Additional Booking Notes
I am available to dance in any location, lighting, staging etc. I do (as noted below) request a sound system be available for my music. *If you need me to bring my own, a small portable sound system is available (please request this at time of booking).
Past Booked Events
|June 19, 2021 • 9:30pm - 10:00pm||Birthday Party|
|June 11, 2021 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm||Birthday Party|
|August 14, 2020 • 7:00pm - 7:15pm||Birthday Party|
|June 26, 2020 • 12:00pm - 12:15pm||Birthday Party|
|April 10, 2020 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Campus Event|
|March 21, 2020 • 4:00pm - 4:15pm||Birthday Party|
|October 17, 2019 • 7:30pm - 7:45pm||House Concert|
|January 07, 2017 • 9:00pm - 9:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|December 31, 2016 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Holiday Party (New Year)|
|October 23, 2016 • 4:30pm - 4:45pm||Baby Shower|
|April 06, 2016 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Grand Opening|
|December 26, 2015||Holiday Party (Other)|
|August 15, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|September 21, 2014||Other|
|September 06, 2014||Birthday Party|
|July 26, 2014||Wedding Reception|
|March 21, 2014||Birthday Party|
|February 25, 2014||Birthday Party|
Set lists vary depending on the package you request, however they all include use of 2-3 props (sword, fan veils, wings, candles etc) and the playing of finger cymbals.
A basic set list starts with a lively intro, finger cymbal playing, your props of choice highlighted in separate exciting choreographies, and a show stopping drum solo ending that always encourages audience participation
Influences & Inspiration
My dance style has been influenced by great dancers. To name a few: Bozenka, Mercedes Nieto, Tito Seif and Mohamed Shahin. If these names look unfamiliar, please check out Youtube for examples.
My continued training with master Egyptian instructors such as Randa Kamel, Mohamed Shahin, Tito Seif, Faten Salama, and Essam Mounir, give my dancing an authentic Egyptian aesthetic (oriental as well as folkloric). This combined with my training in multiple dance forms, has created a stage ready performance of belly dance, sure to dazzle your guests.
Sound system (CD/Ipod player)