MiaNaja al Sephira has performed nationally and internationally. MiaNaja can provide solo or group performances including Egyptian Cabaret, Lebanese, style dance as well Double Veil, Sword, Cane (Raqs Assaya), Candle Tray, Khaleegy, Melaya and Shamadan for weddings. Trained in flamenco she also performs Zambra Mora and other folkloric forms.
She is also SharQui and AFAA fitness certified and can lead fitness breaks, classes and present at health fairs, women's events and expos.
MiaNaja is an award winning bellydancer who won 1st Runner up in the 2008 Jewel of the Nile and ZaBeth's Viva la Diva Bellydance competitions and Director of the MiaNaja Oriental Danse Ensemble which placed in the Northeast PA Bellydance Classic Competition.
MiaNaja's elegant and engaging personality makes any event fun! Booked for weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, girl's night out, and theatrical performances, her professionalism makes her in demand for bookings, She is sought after by various communities of culture to participate in cultural diversity events to educate the public. In addition as a certified teacher, she has a natural talent for putting people at ease.
MiaNaja's specialty is dancing to any music you choose! She can dance to traditional Middle Eastern/Gulf music, or Rock, Pop, R&B, Country, Latin, Bhangara, Hip Hop, Jazz or Classical. She can add grace and elegance to an event, then leave your guests smiling, happy and excited with her sassy style.
She also conducts educational workshops on diversity for schools, colleges, corporations, non-profits and organizations.
MiaNaja and MODE can be booked for a full hour folkloric dance show for your event! Live musicians are also available for an additional fee, or we can peform to musicians present.
MiaNaja has regularly performed at the Fells Point Fun Festival, and Amaya's Shake and Bake Dance Festival in NM. She also has performed live in Negril, Jamaica and at the Maryland Renaissance Festival. An accomplished singer, she also has performed as an understudy of both roles created by Nell Carter and Armelia McQueen, in the production of Ain't Misbehavin at Petrucci's Dinner Theatre in Laurel, Maryland and is in demand as an entertaining and engaging emcee.