Mariana is Philadelphia's Premier Award Winning Professional Belly Dancer, and one of Gigmasters Best of 2016 AND 2017! Philadelphia's most in-demand belly dance artist is available for all your sophisticated entertainment needs. Although based in Philadelphia, Mariana performs weekly for clients all over PA, NJ and DE. Located further away? No problem! please contact her today for travelling rates.
Originally from Bogota, Colombia, Mariana has 25 years of dance experience and expertise. Originally, Mariana was classically trained in Western dance forms including Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Modern, as well as Flamenco and Latin ballroom. She credits these dance beginnings in leading her to Middle Eastern dance (raqs sharqi) and what has now become a deep love for the art form.
Mariana has and continues to perform at all the top restaurants, hookah lounges and clubs, including (to name a few): Fez, Casablanca, Marrakesh, CousCous, Norma's, and Aladdin's, and 3alamodak hookah lounge . She has also performed at over 100 private events including wedding receptions, mehndi celebrations, quinceaneras, anniversary, birthday, retirement, theme and bachelorette parties, family reunions, baptisms/christenings, and holiday celebrations.
Mariana is a consummate professional, believing herself to always be a student, and regularly and exclusively trains with top Egyptian instructors, always striving to perfect the art form and maintain her dedication specifically to the Egyptian dance aesthetic and technique. Therefore, you are always guaranteed an authentic performance. Mariana's performances include her mastery of veil, candle tray balancing, sword balancing, cane (assaya) dance, impressive Isis wing dances (*now with LED lights!0, the playing of finger cymbals (zils), powerful drum solos, and the use of fan veils/ feather fans. For examples, please see her videos above, or view them on her website (please select: 'media' tab): .
Mariana's clients are her top priority, ensuring that your event is the most elegant and successful. Every performance is customized to fit all of your performance specifications. Contact Mariana today to see what packages are available to meet your needs. Se habla español también :)