Mara is a belly dancer and belly dance instructor residing in Orange County, CA. She has studied under Cyriana, Medea, Aleia, Fahteim and Ansuya. Mara also had the pleasure of participating in the Belly Dancer's Dream Tour to Egypt led by Leyla Amir of Las Vegas, where she had the opportunity to take workshops with Professor Hassan Khalil, one of the pioneer giants of Oriental and Folk Dance of Egypt, and Kharriya Mazzin, one of the last actively performing Ghawazee dancers. She also continues to hone her skills by taking workshops from local and international dancers.
Mara integrates Egyptian, Armenian, Turkish and Cabaret styles of dance with a modern flair to create her own unique performing style. She is skilled with finger cymbals, rectangular veils, semi-circular veils, scimitar, cane and candelabra and performs outstanding drum solos and floor work.
Mara performs at Middle Eastern restaurants, belly dance festivals and private parties throughout Southern California. Mara is available for private parties, wedding receptions, banquets and restaurant entertainment (sorry, no bachelor parties please). Mara is also available for teaching dance lessons and Quinceanera choreographies. Email Mara now to book her for your special event.