I am a belly dancer with a unique approach to dance and I like to incorporate theater as well as a fusion dance. I have several character routines or I can do traditional belly dance. My performance is based all around client need.
Each client I work with is customed matched to the performance that best suits their audience. I can be dramatic and sexy or hilarious and comical or combinations of all things in-between.
Characters which are readily available include:
Moaning Myrtle (Harry Potter)
Mrs. Lovette (Sweeney Todd)
Sindel (Mortal Kombat)
If there are characters your seeking, please message me for options.
Maysun Rai was on time, with outfits that match my event theme. She did a great show, where she teach the kids some moves, they seem to enjoy it. She was easy to talk to, didn't need a lot of direction. She was also very flexible in show time changes in which she did with a smile.
Maysun was absolutely perfect! Starting with our first email interaction on Gig Salad to the sweet end to her performance, I was so happy!! Maysun was very communicative and professional, making sure we understood each other for the plan for our event and very careful to be respectful as well as fun. Not only did she arrive as scheduled, (with bad directions, I might add!) she was ever cheerful! In addition, after discovering our theme, she created an amazing costume to match.
Her choice of music and dances were so fantastic and fun, she made sure to include everyone and was very keyed in to the audience, being careful to give attention to those most engaged and intrigued by her lovely performances.
As a surprise to the guest of honor, my mom, she had chosen a birthday song and even got my mom up to dance, which I wasn't expecting! Mom loved it!!! There were several little girls and boys at the party that she engaged throughout and then invited up to dance with her. One of my young cousins was thrilled to dance along with her for the whole song, very generous and fun for all!
I whole heartedly recommend Maysun for your next event, you won't be disappointed in her energy, theatrics, fantastic dance skills and great personality for fun and excitement!!!
Response from Maysun Ryia:
What a sweet review! Thank you so much for your kind words, Jan! It was an absolute pleasure to perform for your family and friends! I appreciate you. :)
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 15 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
Performances are approximately 20 minutes in length and include sword (s), double veil routines, single veil, Veil Fans, and fun crowd interaction. The last song of evening, I like to invite people up on stage or the dance area to dance with me and learn some simple moves. I do not play finger cymbals and I like to be upfront about that. I do however, provide a very fun show for your audiences as I am very approachable and I love to have fun dancing with the children...especially. :)
I first fell in love with Belly Dance when my grandmother danced for me for the first time. I was three years old and my grandmother danced in a costume that her mother brought from the old country in Syria. It was red and it was beautiful and I saw pure joy and connection to our culture through this dance my grandmother shared. When she finished her dance, I said, “We can do that?” Like it was a magic power.
My grandmother was my first instructor but since I was three, I have trained with more amazing dancers than I can list. I have diversified my training through out the years and I also have experience with Bachata, Salsa, West Coast Swing, Cha-Cha, waltz, Tango, and Fox Trot.
I have the most training in belly dance but my diversification has led to my unique, theatrical style.
Additional Booking Notes
All bookings require discussion regarding sound system availability. I can supply a computer and speaker for in home workshops but large performances will require a sound system which the venue must provide.
No lighting is provided.
Past Booked Events
|October 27, 2018 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Halloween Party|
|August 26, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Dinner Party|
|January 14, 2016||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|August 02, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
Maysun has been performing for over 20 years. Maysun is 3rd generation Lebanese and developed an interest in dance by growing up, watching her grandmother belly dance around the house. Maysun trained for 2 years in Cabaret and then took a break from belly dance to pursue other forms of dance including ballroom and modern dance. In 2004, Maysun began training heavily in ATS and continued on for almost 3 more years before discovering fusion dance. In 2009, Maysun formed her troupe Wimmin of the Pit, which was a Florida based fusion troupe, focused on charity work for the Tampa Bay community. Over the years, Maysun has performed at restaurants, parties, haflas, hookah lounges, parades, corporate events, bars, private parties, studios, and with live musicians. She has taught hundreds of students throughout the years and the miles and is known to be a motivating instructor, who promotes positive self-esteem and fun in her instruction.
As a performer, Maysun is highly expressive and can bring intensity and fluidity to the stage. She can be deeply sensual or intensely funny. Specializing in intense veil work, Maysun is a master at rectangle veil, double veil, and multi veil work. She is also exceptionally skilled with veil fans and sword.
Expanding to the world of burlesque, Maysun has her own unique belly/burlesque style which is very similar to burlesque in that it’s very theatrical and costumes will change on stage, but different in that there is no nudity, making it all ages appropriate.
Influences & Inspiration
My strongest influences are Zoe Jakes, Rachel Brice, Madonna, Tina Turner and Fred Astaire.
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