Berna - Award Winning Professional Belly Dancer Pittsburgh PA
Award Winning: 2013 1st Place Professional and 1st Place Folklore at the Personal Best Middle Eastern Dance Competition
Professional: Over 10 years of Professional Performances
Fun: The only way to dance is to experience the JOY!
Elegance, grace and beauty..."Berna wove her tale of Middle Eastern dance for us...she kept us spellbound..."
Graceful and cheerful, filled with smiles, combined with a powerful flair, Berna's personal style is like a punch of joyful energy! Berna is also delighted to perform Bollywood fusion and would love to share her passions with you!
Booking and Performance Belly Dance Show
Berna is available for performance as a soloist and with a group, accompanied by CD or live music. She would be delighted to be a part of your next wedding, anniversary party, girls night out, birthday, corporate or social event! Drawing from her years of experience and diverse repertoire, Berna is a professional artist that will provide a high quality, unique, family friendly show for you and your guests.
Consider hiring Berna for 1001 Nights parties, Bollywood performances, workshops, demonstrations, and small group or private lessons. She also works numerous artists in the Pittsburgh community and would be happy to collaborate in story-telling, dance, music, and even a henna party!
Berna has been a featured dancer at numerous restaurants in Pittsburgh, including Gypsy Café, Khalils, Your Inner Vagabond, Istanbul and Jasmine. She has graced the stage of the Byham Theatre, Hard Rock Cafe, the Rex Theater, University of Pittsburgh and many other local universities, Washington Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Children's Museum, Pittsburgh International Children's Festival, Silk Screen Red Carpet Gala, and the South Side Works Summer Art festival among many performances.
Berna is pleased to work with Ishtar, Pittsburgh's Belly Rock Band, and other live music groups and can be found dancing at venues in and around Pittsburgh. She would also be interested in dancing with your live music group and loves to collaborate with other musicians.
Berna is also pleased to direct her student Troupe: La Belle Sultana. The ladies of the troupe make numerous annual performances at community and charitable events throughout Pittsburgh and the Tri-State region.
Berna is a respected instructor, choreographer and performer of Middle Eastern Dance who is based in Pittsburgh, PA. A lifetime student of art and performance, she has enjoyed many forms of dance since the age of four. The magic of Middle Eastern dance caught her eye nearly a decade ago and Berna's been shimming ever since. Blending cultural and stylistic elements with traditional movements, she is honored and ecstatic to share her art with the community. Utilizing choreographies or improvisation, Berna performs dances in multiple styles (Turkish, Romani, Arabic, Persian and Tribal) from educational re-creations of traditional folk dances, to modern fusion-style blendings of the oriental style.
Adept at using props as well; she has amazed audiences with performances using canes, baskets, skirts, veils, and candles. Never without her finger cymbals, Berna enjoys the technique and craft with making music while dancing away!
Berna has danced with the award winning troupe, Khafif Music and Dance, and has taught and performed in numerous public and private events throughout the US and Canada. Berna currently teaches weekly classes at the Bodiography Studio in Squirrel Hill and in the North Hills of Pittsburgh.