Maya's performances are tailored to your celebration or cultural event. From her grand entrance with Isis Wings or Deluxe Candle Tray, to her Double Sword play. Interspersed with mystic Arabic dance, she crowns the evening with her fiery Drum solo. To dazzle the eye, her fabulous couture costumes from Egypt, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine and Argentina serve to enhance her magnificent physique.
Enjoy an exciting performance designed to delight all audiences from family-oriented to corporate venues. We encourage audience participation within standards of good taste.
Maya does not perform at all male events.
Maya was very professional and kind. She made me feel very catered to because she allowed me to select her outfit, the music, and style of dance. She kept in touch with me during the whole process and was very easy to communicate with over text and phone. I love her! She is so sweet! It is very important to her that you are happy with her performance. She performed at my wedding in front of 180 guests. My photographer hasn't gotten back to my yet, but I will add photos when they do.
She was really good .. she engaged the audience and we all had a great time !
Response from Maya:
You and your mom are so delightful. All your family and friends were so much FUN, I especially enjoyed dancing with everyone! I was pleasantly surprised to know you had seen me before, Thank you for choosing me for your event!
Her music, costumes and dancing were so beautiful and classy. She was and is absolutely amazing, inside and out.
Maya is so amazing! She was an awesome communicator and extremely punctual and professional. Everyone at the party loved hey performance. She has several props you can choose from and we chose the swords and they were awesome! She is an amazing dancer and loved to get there audience pumped up! Thank you so so much Maya!!
Response from Maya:
It was such a pleasure to work with you. I had a fantastic time performing at your birthday party! Your guests were full of energy and really fun! I'm glad they enjoyed the Turkish Scimitars, I loved getting everyone up to dance with me! I think they enjoyed watching you and your husband belly dancing!
Thank you for the opportunity to perform at your event!
we had soo much fun, Maya is very kind and she will do any think to make your party wonderful .
Response from Maya:
I enjoyed entertaining your guests, everyone was so much fun! Thank you for the opportunity to dance at your celebration.
Maya went above and beyond to make my husbands suprise birthday party absolutely perfect. She kept the crowd so entertained! I will not hesitate to recommend her to anyone! She made our party so memorable! Thank you so much Maya!
Response from Maya:
I had so much fun surprising all of your guests, when they least expected it ...especially your husband! He absolutely didn't see it coming! You planned it perfectly. You, your family and friends were so much fun to perform for. Your husband was a great bellydancer too!
My favorite part of the show was your dad... There he was minding his own business; sitting quietly, watching the show. When all of a sudden he realized he was about to be part of the show! The "oh no!" look on his face was fantastic! Then immediately after that, his sparkly eyes and beaming smile surrounded by feather fans was even better...Priceless!
You all were not only fun, but also very kind!
Thank you for the great memories!
I contacted Maya as a surprise for my husband birthday party. Everyone loved the show, especially my husband! She was vey good and professional.
Response from Maya:
You and your daughter were a pleasure to meet and work with. I enjoyed performing for your family and friends. Everyone was so fun! I genuinely appreciate you choosing me for your event.
Maya was so kind, entertaining, and such a good belly dancer. Her dancing skills were astonishing and her social skills made the evening fun and absolutely unforgettable. Thank you so much Maya!
Response from Maya:
It was my pleasure, Thank you for the opportunity to serve you!
Maya was a surprise for my husband and our guest at his birthday party and she was absolutely amazing. She catered to him, while still entertaining everyone. Was able to get the guests involved and then came back and took pictures with everyone. She's a true professional and I would certainly recommend her as well as hire her again.
Response from Maya:
Thanks for chosing me for your event! It was MY pleasure! I enjoyed surprising your husband and your guest! My favorite part was your husband bellydancing and getting all your guests out on the dancefloor too! I loved it! Thank YOU!!
Maya was the best. The surprise for my husbands birthday party was so successful. Maya made everyone comfortable, she is extremely professional, friendly, easy to work with and communication with her was perfect. I would highly recommend her.
Maya was amazing. My husband had his 50th birthday. She started his day off with exercise for the heart. They guys in the office said, she did a wonderful job. It will be talked about forever as the best belly dancer Show ever. Thank you Maya you're the best, sincerely, Tracey
Response from Maya:
Thanks for choosing me to surprise your husband on his special day! I LOVE surprises! I had a BLAST getting everyone up to dance... especially him!! I'm sure when he woke up that morning he would never have immagined; that by the end of the day, he would be bellydancing and balancing swords!! Everyone was great! Thank you for a fun and memorable experience!
Maya is not only a stunning looking lady, she is absolutely a beautiful dancer with an awesome personality. Her performance was absolutely beautiful, classy and breathtaking. She was so professional and yet so very likable and friendly. She made sure that all guests were having fun and participating in dancing!
She was very punctual and on schedule.
What to Expect
When you hire Maya, you can expect to receive an upscale performance from start to finish. This includes a high level of professionalism, punctuality, attention to detail, professional costumes, cultural etiquette & historical knowledge. The most requested types of performances are:
The Bellygram - An energetic 10 minute show. This show features a grand entrance with veil and upbeat music. This is good for surprising your favorite person.
The Classic Show - This is perfect for any occasion! This complete show features a Grand Entrance with Veil or Isis wings, followed by a captivating mix of dance routines, ONE advanced prop such as Deluxe Candle Tray and ending with a Fiery Drum solo. This 18-20 minute show is typically what you would see in a restaurant.
The Ultimate Show - Is great if you want to add extra flair! In this 22-24 minute show, you get a Grand Entrance with Veil or Isis wings (LED or non-LED), a mix of enchanting dance routines and TWO advanced props such as Deluxe Candle Tray (most popular), Double Scimitar Sword Play, Sultry Weighted Silk Veils, Egyptian Cane, Vibrant Silk Butterfly Wings, Sensuous Feather Fans and Beautiful Fan Veils.
Dynamite Dual Shows - This dramatic 2-Part Series dazzles with TWO complete 20-minute shows, a costume change, your choice of THREE Advanced Props for Maximum Impact! For a nonstop party atmosphere, let the first set energize your reception. The second set is a sure-fire conversation starter during Dinner and will get guests out on the dance floor.
During the shows special attention is given to the Guest(s) of Honor. Then concluding the show with group dancing for everyone who wants to join the fun! Audience participation is encouraged!
Ambient Entertainment & Event Modeling - Perfect for Theme parties, Grand Openings, or Expos! If your pre-planned event is the cake, this is the icing for transitioning activities and establishing that special mood. Theme ideas: Bohemian Gypsy, 1001 Arabian Nights, Egyptian, Moroccan, Greek or Roman.
Have your guest of honor make an unforgettable grand entrance accompanied by Maya in any costume theme you wish, even a live snake!
When the doors open, dazzle your guests with greetings by Gorgeous Enchantress Maya…
Dressed in the finest costumes with Authentic props. Props may include Deluxe Candle Tray, Scimitar Swords, Palm Flames, ISIS Wings (Plain or LED), Silk Veils, Feather Fans, Silk Butterfly wings to name a few!
Throughout your event Maya can gracefully mingle in full costume with props, or provide background dancing throughout the evening including photo ops with your guests.
The Shimmy Party (Contact for rates). This ultimate Queens’ Gathering consists of a 30-45 minute class, with the option to add a fully-costumed 15-minute show by Maya. Perfect for Bachelorette Parties, Bridal and Baby showers, or any festive occasion where you want to celebrate your Inner Goddess!! Enjoy a magical night with Professional Bellydance Artist Maya. Complete with coin skirts, Veils, Music and Maximum Glamour! All while learning Authentic Belly Dance moves from a Pro!
Contact for rates: Multiple dancers, combination of packages, multiple shows, live snake,
Pricing varies depending on: travel time, availability, length of performance, number of sets, etc.
Discounts provided for: weekly reoccurring shows, package combinations, contact for details.
Culturally specific shows can 'usually' be accommodated as well.
"Maya….you left the whole room hypnotized when you danced! Your routine was the mastery of the human soul reflected in graceful movement. It was poetry in motion, beyond description.” - Dora Zamora, ICON Latino Music
2018 Champion of Miss Raks Chicago!
Maya stays current with the latest belly dance styles, music and costuming from around the world; by continuing to travel and study with international Master Instructors. She has studied with Azad Kaan (Turkey), Tito Seif (Egypt), Zafrah (Argentina), Aziza Nasr (Egypt), Randa Kamal (Egypt), Jillina (USA), Nour (Russia), Helena Vlahos (Greece), Sadie (USA), Asi Haskal (Israel), and Ava Fleming (USA), Ranya Renee (USA/Egypt).
She continues to pursue precision in her artistic expression with consistent private training in Ballet, Jazz, Theater, Arabic Musicality & Cultural nuances. Maya values the importance of understanding the subtle cultural differences in hand gestures, facial expression & body language when performing for different audiences.
Maya has experience performing in big productions on large stages, corporate events, cultural festivals, with live Arabic singers & musicians, in Middle Eastern restaurants and nightclubs. She has also had the honor to participate in Arab 'women's only' family events as both a guest and a performer.
Additional Booking Notes
Maya can perform anywhere from the size of a theatrical stage to an area rug. She will accommodate her performance to fit your space.
Don't have a sound system? That's ok! If needed, she will bring a small sound equipment with her or (with advanced notice) can bring a portable PA system.
Maya does NOT dance in any belly dance troupes. She can NOT be booked through belly dance companies, troupes, teachers or performers (except in the Chicago area). There are a few professional belly dancers that will send her as a 'direct referral'.
Unfortunately, images and video clips of Maya are being used on belly dance websites, social media and news letters to promote belly dance companies that she does NOT dance with. She has never been absent to a booked performance. Clients have been shown photos of Maya and promised a performance by her. Then on the day of the show, clients are given an excuse and a replacement. So if you want to book Maya specifically, please book directly or confirm that she is aware of the third party booking.
Upcoming Booked Events
|October 20, 2018 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||De Color y Llanto Show|
|November 09, 2018 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Private Event|
Past Booked Events
|September 14, 2018 • 10:00pm - 10:45pm||Birthday Party|
|September 08, 2018 • 8:30pm - 8:45pm||Wedding Reception|
|September 01, 2018 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm||Bridal Shower|
|August 18, 2018 • 8:30pm - 9:00pm||Birthday Party|
|August 18, 2018 • 6:00pm - 6:15pm||Birthday Party|
|August 18, 2018 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm||Baby Shower|
|June 09, 2018 • 3:00pm - 10:00pm||Birthday Celebration|
|June 08, 2018 • 10:00pm - 10:30pm||Birthday Celebration|
|June 02, 2018 • 7:45pm - 10:00pm||Birthday Celebration|
|May 19, 2018 • 11:30pm - 11:55pm||Birthday Celebration|
|May 19, 2018 • 5:00pm - 10:00pm||Wedding|
|April 28, 2018 • 9:00pm - 11:00pm||Julianna Restaurant & Nightclub - Chicago|
|April 27, 2018 • 9:30pm - 11:00pm||Alhambra Palace - Chicago|
|April 21, 2018 • 11:00pm - 11:30pm||Juliana Restaurant & NightClub - Chicago|
|April 21, 2018 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm||Alhambra Palace - Chicago|
|March 03, 2018 • 5:30pm - 6:15pm||Birthday Party|
|December 09, 2017 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|November 18, 2017 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|June 18, 2017 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm||House Party|
|June 07, 2017 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm||Birthday (Teen)|
|May 03, 2017 • 8:00pm - 8:15pm||Personal Occasion|
|April 22, 2017 • 9:30pm - 10:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|February 18, 2017 • 12:00am - 1:00am||Dinner Party|
|December 10, 2016 • 9:00pm - 9:45pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|November 04, 2016 • 11:00am - 11:45am||Birthday (Adult)|
|September 26, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
A Sound System at the venue is preferred; however when necessary (and with advanced notice), a portable PA system can be provided.
A private and secure place to change and store valuables.