Mariana: Philadelphia's Premier Belly Dancer
Mariana: Philadelphia's Premier Belly Dancer

Mariana: Philadelphia's Premier Belly Dancer

Offers remote services
Offers remote services
$300
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Introduction: Mariana is Philadelphia's Premier Multi- Award Winning Professional Middle Eastern Dance artist with over 18 years of dance training, including 12 years professionally working as a Middle Eastern dance artist ( in 'raqs sharqi' also known as a belly dance) in PA, NJ, and DE. Mariana prides herself on providing sophisticated, elegant and refined entertainment that is sure to dazzle your guests. With her deep love of this art form and her continued training with Egyptian master instructors, you are guaranteed an authentic performance that pays homage to this ancient dance form with roots in North Africa and the Middle East. Contact Mariana today to customize entertainment for your next special occasion!
Overview

Hired 12 times

Serves Philadelphia, PA

Background checked

1 employee

12 years in business

Payment methods

Cash, PayPal, Venmo, Zelle

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

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Kelsey M.
Jan 16, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Mariana is a very talented and personable Bellydancer. She has a great routine and my guests and I enjoyed her performance greatly. She was pleasant, professional and had a great smile! I cannot recommend her enough, she was the hit of my party!

Details: Birthday • Belly dancing • 60 minutes • 25 guests or fewer • 18 or older

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Tisa P.
Aug 19, 2020
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Hired on Thumbtack

Mariana, performed August 15th at my Virtual Vacation Soiree, via zoom!!!! She was our 7th destination and cultural experience for the evening🤗🤗🤗 Mariana was a huge hit and interacted with the guest very well😊😊😊 half of her time was spent performing the cultural dance and the other half teaching us, it was truly a fun highlight to our evening!!! She was on time for her segment, good dancing, friendly and a really great teacher of the techniques of belly dancing 💃 Don't hesitate to hire Mariana, you have my word that she is worth it and you won't regret it ⭐🤩⭐🤩⭐ Sit back, relax and enjoy the show 🤗🤗🤗 Thanks Mariana for being a excellent addition to our evening of Virtual Fun🎉🥳🎊

Details: General entertainment / party • Belly dancing • No preference • 30 minutes • 25 guests or fewer • 18 or older

Mariana: Philadelphia's Premier Belly Dancer's reply
Thank you so much for having me! I had such a blast virtually with everyone!
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Cynthia P.
May 28, 2021
I want to thank you for the amazing performance you did for my daughter’s Sweet 16 on Saturday! It was worth everything to her, me and my husband. Thank you thank you for your dance!
Mariana: Philadelphia's Premier Belly Dancer's reply
Thank you so much for having me! I had a blast creating the show and dancing with everyone!
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Melanie S.
Oct 3, 2020
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Hired on Thumbtack

If you are interested in hiring a belly dancer for your event, Mariana is the perfect choice. She is a beautiful dancer and very professional. A excellent value.

Details: General entertainment / party • Belly dancing • 30 minutes • 25 guests or fewer • 18 or older

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Deborah T.
Nov 22, 2019
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Hired on Thumbtack

Mariana made my son’s 21st birthday thee best. She is an excellent dancer with beautiful dresses & great music. She was absolutely perfect!!!

Details: Birthday • Belly dancing • 60 minutes • 25 guests or fewer • 18 or older

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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    For a standard 30 minute show, pricing starts at $300. Please note shorter performances will be less and more elaborate performances for weddings will be more (please contact me for exact quote) . *Please note travel fees may apply for events that are located an hour more + away. Please contact me for specifics. **Booking me for the rehearsal dinner/ bachelorette party AND reception? Contact me to hear about discounts available to you!

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I will determine what is the best form of contact for my client (email, phone, text) and we will create a customized performance that fits their requests/needs together. This includes length of performance, prop use- if there are requests or explanations needed (i.e. sword balancing, veil dancing, etc.), color of costume (if colors are to be coordinated with decor), and music selection (specifically if special requests are being made). I am always available to my clients for questions/updates etc., however please allow at least an hour for me to get back to you.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    29 years of dance training in Western and Middle Eastern dance. Continued dance training exclusively with Egyptian master instructors including Faten Salama, Essam Mounir, Raqia Hassan, Mohamed Shahin, Tito Seif, Mercedes Nieto and many more. 12 years performing as a belly dancer, over 100 private events completed (from birthday parties to weddings to baptisms).

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