Stella, an award winning dancer in OC, is a dynamic entertainer with a captivating stage presence. Through fluidity of movement and vibrant, glamorous costuming her exquisite show will enchant your audience. Specializing in Belly Dance and Brazilian Samba, Stella can provide a multitude of props for any occasion. Her show may include Goddess Wings, Sword Balancing, Candleabra, Silk Veil, Cane, or the extravagant feathered Brazilian Samba costuming- It’s your choice. 1920's Flapper, Las Vegas Showgirl, Burlesque and Jazz can also be incorporated upon request.
Stella was very friendly and amazing, she performs the wing and sword dance so marvelous, all my guests were in awe and they all video-tape her performance. She also invited party members to come up and dance with her and we had so much fun. Thank you for a wonderful experience Stella!
Very good and energetic
I had challenged Stella to do 2 different styles in the same event: Jazzy "LaLaLand" theme dance in addition to a traditional belly dancing performance ... and she did exactly that and entertained a corporate event guests for 30 minutes with perfect mix of the two, back to back, and a very nice costume along with a beautiful dance routine. She is truly a professional dancer and worthy of admiration and applaud. Highly recommended for future events.
amazing energy and a lot of fun!
Stella was awsome. On time and professional. We will definitely hire her again.
I booked Stella for a mediteranean themed adult birthday party and she was the perfect endimg to a great night Stella was extremely professional, arrived on time, was very interactive with all the guests and performed flawlessly. She was very responsive during the planning process and great to work with.
Stella did an amazing job for my friends 21st B-day. She engaged the crowd, was friendly and had a great time! =)
Stella was great! Hired her for my husband's 40th birthday party! She belly danced, danced with a sword and did Samba! My husband's favorite was the sword dancing! She arrived on time, changed quickly, and was super sweet! Very professional! Thank you Stella!
She was great. Looked amazing and so much fun for everyone adults and kids. Would use her again
We had Stella dance at a 50th birthday party that had children and adults of all ages. Everyone raved about how fun the party was, especially Stella! Her dancing is exceptional and she was fully engaged with the audience. I highly recommend Stella for any event!
Stella was great to work with. The performance was outstanding and her costumes were beautiful. The guests were very impressed, she danced and took photos with some of the guests and even with the kids which was the highlight of their night. I thought that was very sweet. I highly recommend Stella.
I hired Stella for my wedding on 6.9.2013 and she was amazing! She did her thing and the crowd really enjoyed her! She doesn't just dance she performes! Loved having her at our wedding. I would definitely hire her again :)
we decided to hire Stella for my baby shower. I've hired dancers in the past, so I thought I knew what to expect. She blew us all away. She made a point of engaging the crowd, and got people up dancing. At one point I stopped to look to see if everyone was enjoying the performance, and I can't tell you how many cameras and cell phones were out to document her dancing. She arrived on time, was VERY professional, and easy to work with. People were even fighting over her business card after she left!! Definitely would hire her over and over again.
Stella and her 2 dancers were performed belly dancing at my outdoor wedding. I told her a few Arabic songs I wanted and she choreographed to those exact songs. I didn't have to worry about a thing. They had several seamless costume changes and the costumes were beautiful! My guests along with myself and my hubby were enchanted, excited and loving every minute of the performance. They invited my guests out to the dancefloor and got the party started.
What to Expect
Whether you choose Belly Dance or Samba, you are in for a show you and your guests will never forget. Belly dance shows generally include an opening with beautiful Gold or Hot Pink Goddess Wings or the mezmerizing Candleabra, an impressive drum solo, a dangerous sword balancing dance, a cute and fun cane dance, flowing silk veil work, a special birthday dance (if applicable) and of course songs to get people on their feet. Stella will make sure your guest of honor and friends are dancing and having the time of their lives. A short belly dance lesson can be included if desired. Shows and lessons can also be adapted for kids parties! Samba shows include authentic Brazilian music and feathered costuming-also sure get people dancing! Depending on the length of the show, you may have a little of both if you choose.
With a background in Classical Ballet and Jazz, Stella is a powerful dancer who by the age of seventeen had won three National Championships and was awarded the title “Dance Star” by the United Dance Association. After years of studying under world-renowned choreographers, she perfected many dance forms including Egyptian Belly Dance, Persian Dance, Brazilian Samba, Fosse Jazz and Burlesque. Her career has taken her all over the Nation and World. Starting in New York City, she trained and performed the Fosse style of Jazz with Broadway Star Anne Reinking. She then became assistant choreographer and dancer for Akubra Contemporary Ballet Company in Los Angeles. Her early projects included choreographing HBO’s “Pretty Things” and performing for Michael Jackson. She then toured the world with Imagine Nation and later landed a lead spot in the Vegas-Style revue for Sandcastle, Saipan. Once back in Los Angeles, she Belly Danced with the award-winning Lotus Dance Company for six years, gracing the stages and appearing in numerous music videos with Persian Pop artists including Mansour and Leila Forouhar. She then set her sights on Las Vegas, dancing in the famous staged show “Erocktica” at the Rio Hotel and Casino. Finally, she launched her solo Belly Dance career and has been performing at weddings, private parties, restaurants and in various staged shows including “King King Folies” in Hollywood where she performed the Dance of the Seven Veils. Recently, she was a featured dancer at the Official Grammy's After Party.
Additional Booking Notes
Shamedan (Candleabra, or lit candles balanced on the head) will require high ceilings or outdoor space. Egyptian Goddess Wings are large and may also require adequate space.
Past Booked Events
|March 01, 2018 • 8:00pm - 8:15pm||Dinner Party|
|January 11, 2018–January 15, 2018 • 1:00am - 11:00pm||Out of town gig|
|December 31, 2017 • 10:30pm - 11:00pm||New Year's Party|
|December 17, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|November 04, 2017 • 9:00pm - 10:00pm||Private Party|
|September 16, 2017 • 8:00pm - 8:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|August 05, 2017 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|June 25, 2017 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm||Birthday Party|
|June 24, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Private Party|
|June 10, 2017 • 8:30pm - 9:45pm||Brazilian Samba at Tu Tu Tango|
|June 10, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|April 06, 2017 • 9:00pm - 9:30pm||Corporate Event|
|December 03, 2016 • 10:00pm - 10:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|November 11, 2016 • 8:30pm - 8:45pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|November 05, 2016 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|October 30, 2016 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|October 29, 2016 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm||Private Party|
|October 13, 2016 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm||Private Party|
|October 01, 2016 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|September 16, 2016 • 8:30pm - 9:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|April 30, 2016 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm||Birthday Party|
|April 16, 2016||Baby Shower|
|February 20, 2016||Birthday (Adult)|
|January 23, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Laguna Niguel, CA|
|January 23, 2016||Birthday (Adult)|
|January 09, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Newport Beach, CA|
|November 14, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|August 29, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|August 01, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|May 22, 2015||House Party|
|April 27, 2015||Casting Call|
|December 31, 2014||Holiday Party|
|December 31, 2014||Birthday Party|
|June 01, 2014||Birthday Party|
|May 16, 2014||Bachelorette Party|
|October 19, 2013||Birthday Party|
|September 06, 2013||Birthday Party|
|June 23, 2013||Baby Shower|
|June 09, 2013||Wedding Reception|
You may choose any or all of the following depending on the duration of the show: Goddess Wings, Shamadan (Candleabra generally used for weddings), Drum Solo, Sword Balancing, Cane Dance, Silk Veil Dance, Zills, Baba Karam, Bollywood, Jazz or Burlesque number, or Brazilian Samba.
Influences & Inspiration
Raqia Hassan, Saida, Bob Fosse, Copacabana Samba Show
DJ or sound system and a flat surface to dance on would be greatly appreciated.