Looking to get the party started? Classic elegance and a punch of joyful energy, chic and sassy - Book with Berna a Multi-Award Winning Professional Belly Dance Artist.
Award Winning: Top belly dance artist, having won local and regional events, from Top Oriental Professional to the Queen of Baladi!
Professional: Over 15 years of Professional Performances!
Fun: The only way to dance is to experience the JOY!
With over 15 years performance experience and my diverse background in dance, I am certain your event will be spectacular!
I have trained in Arabic, Egyptian and Turkish style bellydance and am familiar with line dancing and other ethnic dances from Turkish Romani, Bollywood, central Asian and Persian dance.
What Others Have Said....
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!
Dream and Induldge...
How do you envision the memories of your event? What will delight your guests and guests of honor? Start there - dream and indulge! I am here to help make that dream come true!
I love working with my hosts to make the event one to remember. I work with you on all of the details, and can offer my experienced opinion if you'd rather let the pro take care of it! Hands off or on, I aim to deliver exceptional service before, during and after your event.
I am always willing to work with your vendors, such as DJs and planners, to help the event go super smooth.
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.
Want a bellygram and short lesson for a girls night? How about a birthday performance and lesson? Wedding entrance with customized songs to honor family members heritage? Cultural event with performance and lecture? Hands on kids event with multiple dancers? The choice is yours.
I offer private bellydance lessons, bellygrams, and full bellydance shows for cultural, corporate and private events! Each package can be custom tailored to you needs, with packages starting at $75 for a private lesson and $250 for a private event.
A limited number of group, charity and public events and all combination packages may be offered at a discount. Just ask!
Consider hiring Berna for 1001 Nights parties, workshops, demonstrations, and small group or private lessons. She also works numerous artists in the bellydance 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 including Mazadar, London Curry House, Aabee Persain Cusine, Marrakech DC, Mediterrano, Gypsy Café, Khalils, Istanbul and more! 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, among many performances.
Berna is pleased to work with live music groups and would also be interested in dancing with your band or DJ and loves to collaborate with other musicians.
Here are a few videos since I have a wide range of styles. I can tailor a performance and costume plus bring the character and fun. ??
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Award winning Baladi character performance.
Award winning modern Bellydance choreography
Traditional Bellydance piece
Turkish style piece with finger cymbals and floor work.
Berna is a respected instructor, choreographer and performer of Middle Eastern Dance who is based in Fairfax, VA, a transplant from 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.
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.