Is a highly acclaimed performer on the North Eastern Belly dance scene. Known for her class , elegance, innovative artistry, elaborate shows and array of costume styles. . She performs regularly at upscale venues, Cultural events and corporate functions. As well as theater productions, Fund raising benefits, and monthly showcases in the NYC, NJ , CT and MASS areas.
With a powerful and "captivating" stage presence, "vivacious" energy and a very elegant style. She encapsulates a truly authentic and entertaining Oriental dance experience. A true professional, in her field of craft. Described as "passionate and mesmerizing" by many fans, friends and fellow dancers she has performed with. Her artistic interpretation, musicality skills, poise,. graceful and articulate dance moves, has won her great praise.
Divana is based in the Fairfield county CT -Westchester NY areas,. She is available to travel throughout the tri-state areas and national to perform, and teach workshops and seminars. She is available to perform regularly at Festivals, fun raisers, Cultural events, family gatherings, and corporate functions. As well as Concerts, award shows, TV presentations and theater productions.Factual:
*Not new to belly dance. DIVANA grew up in a family of entertainers in the heart of Greek Town NYC! At just 3 years of age she was already surrounded by Flamenco and belly dancing at home and belly dancers backstage with her parents.
*Styles of dance: "Divana" is dedicated to the instruction, presentation and promotion of the mystic Orient. She has trained with many world reknowned instructors in Egyptian, Lebanese and Moroccan styles. She also performs Indian Belly Dance(Rajasthani), Zambra Mora(Arabic/Gypsy), Experimental(theatrical) and snake charming (warm weather ONLY)to her repertoire for more eclectic events. I also will be adding fire eating, Fire fans/sword in the coming Spring and Summer months. For outdoor , festival and nightclub events.
* Costuming & Props: Divana has an array of dance wardrobe imported from Egypt, Turkey, Morocco Indian and Spain or her own designs(over 50 costumes). She performs with many Props: Isis Wings/Capes, canes, swords, veils, candles, Feather & Lace fans, Fire Fans/staves, trays, shamadans, Zills, Zagats, Castanets, shawls, Dhoumbak, Tamborine, and even a mexican kingsnake if requested(I have 20 years experience dancing with boas, pythons and king snakes).
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I specialize in festive events, banquet halls and private functions. Book me for your next corporate or office event for the holidays. I have many festive colored costumes, props . That will surely entertain your guest in style).
I am available to perform "Belly grams" to elaborate "Vegas style" shows. I can travel anywhere in the US and Overseas. Payment can be negotiated to fit to your budget. Rates vary from basic to higher payment. Depending on the location, occasion, venue and time frame.
I have a written /printed contract made up for each performance.
I also, always have an assistant/driver with me at all times.
VIDEPO CLIPS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST! EDITING THEM TO POST ON GIG MASTERS SOON!
* Ask me about my special theme parties for all female gatherings.
Included with a mini lesson, performance, and gift for the guest of honour.
*Little Princess ages 3-12
*Little Goddess(Teen girls) ages 13-18
*Harem (Young Maiden) ages 19-29
*Goddess(Women)ages 30's -60
*Bridal parties, Girls nite out! Goddess Belly Dance parties and more!
"SORRY, NO ALL MEN'S PARTIES"
*Testimonials from satisfied customers
What a few clients have to say about "Desideria Mahsheed"
Actual words not fabricated (as witnessed by my chaparone/Driver).
*December 31st 2008
New Years Eve at Jaipour Royal - Brewster NY
Thank you so much! What a fabulous show you did - Customer
Wow what a great performance -Customer
Amazing beautiful dancing I loved the sword and cane -Customer
Beautiful dancing and costume, you were great!
Your Indian show was the most original - Staff
You were amazing I loved all your dancing and the props too your really good !- staff
Thank you so much for performing for us you were great we will call you back. You were just so wonderful thank you again ! - Vikas - owner , Jaipore Royal , Brewster NY
*March 29th 2008
60 Birthday Party
- Sheriff Hanna, Mamaroneck NY
Thank you so much for coming and performing for my fathers birthday , your dancing was beautiful Wow! (to me)
Very professional and very good Middle Eastern dancer. She executes the movements perfectly like a true Egyptian dancer(To my chaparone)
*March 29th 2008
Romanian Wedding - Lighthouse Restaurant JC, NJ
Thank you so much for bringing so much joy to the couple we all loved your performance .Your show was wonderful! and you looked so beautiful - Donna , Jersey City NJ
You are very beautiful and you were great out there ! - wedding party
Great dancer a lot of energy and wonderful personality- wedding party
Heart Walkathon Light House Hall East Haven CT
Thank you so much for being a part of our heart walk in the VIP Top Walker Club area on Sunday at Lighthouse Point Park. We got great reviews and were so excited to have your presence, participation and support. What a delightful touch and to really show that there are so many ways of being active and tying in exercise with our start! campaign that calls on all Americans and their employers to create a culture of physical activity and health in order to live longer, heart healthy lives through walking, exercising and being more physically active and living a healthier lifestyle.
I would like to send you a thank you letter for your records and will need your first and last name, address, city state and zip in order to send you the letter. Would you be so kind as to email to me so I can get this out to you.
Thanks once again for a wonderful performance.
2 letter- Thank you again for this wonderful experience and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
Regards, best wishes and our heartfelt thanks and gratitude,
American Heart Association .
Name withheld for privacy reasons
Special Events Manager
American Heart Association
All actual testimonials and credits can be obtained on my web site or by request.
Most recent :
Fire And Ice Hookah Lounge
She is an amazing dancer ! the best I have seen here, Knows how to work the crowd. She knows what she is doing!
Very entertaining, a really good belly dancer! She's got some moves
Beautiful! lovely smile and great energy!
WOW beautiful dancer !
You move great I wish I could move like that. Can you teach me?
Amazing spirit! and passion for the music and culture.
Girls got some moves! Great dancing!
Great props work and shimmies too!!
Several friends of the management. Other guest and customers.
Actual words spoken to my Chaparone/Driver (and told to me).