Roberto is a Philadelphia-based dancer, specializing in belly dance and folk dances of Turkey, North Africa and the Middle East. As Philadelphia's most requested male belly dancer seen in all of the area's major Middle Eastern and Turkish venues, including Marrakech, Fez, Aloosh, Istanbul Restaurant & Lounge, Leziz Turkish Cuisine, Trilogy Nightclub, and Layaly Café, Roberto's performances are authentically and creatively woven together to entertain with energetic and sensual dancing, fun music, props, and the use of finger cymbals. Clientele and venue owners describe his dancing as exciting and engaging, and regularly thank him for the ability entrance his Turkish, North African and Middle Eastern clients back to their home countries through dance.
His reputation has garnered sought out performances at numerous special occasions, such as birthdays, engagement parties, LGBT celebrations, corporate and non-profit events, holiday celebrations, university lectures, multicultural festivals, and for a number of well-known individuals including Congressman
Barney Franks and Turkish singer Ünsal Yörür. Roberto caters each performance to the likings and needs of his clients and is happy to discuss special requests for your next event.
A true believer in being a well-rounded artist, and trained by the top instructors in the U.S and abroad in movement, music, culture, and language, his repertoire includes a variety of styles of dance such as belly dance, Egyptian Raqs Sharqi, Egyptian Folkloric, Turkish Oryantal, Turkish Roma dance, Lebanese Debke, and folk dances of Iraq and the Arabian Gulf. With his strong background in cultural nuances of these regions, as well as time spent in Egypt, Roberto is also available for educational and cultural presentations geared towards the arts and cultures of these regions.
Whatever the occasion, Roberto is sure to bring something entertaining to it with his passion, creativity and professionalism!