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About Me

Mariana is a dance and fitness professional.


She is known for her cheerful personality and her engaging and dynamic performances.  She brings her positive attitude to her teaching and personal training as well.


Mariana has been a lifelong athlete.  She's been a rock and alpine climbing instructor, a Level I Ski Instructor, completed several triathlons, including a half-ironman and has climbed several of the Northwest's highest peaks, such as Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker, Mt. Olympus and countless other lesser known peaks.

Female Mountaineer

Climbing Mt. Rainier

In 2008 she was training for the Seattle To Portland (STP) Bicycle Ride when she was struck by a car on her bike. The injuries led to her no longer being able to pursue her love of mountaineering and long distance cycling.  Struggling with hip mobility from the accident, a friend suggested she try bellydance.


Over 12 years later and counting, Mariana has passionately pursued her love for bellydance.  Mariana has travelled across the US, North Africa, the Levant region, Turkey and Greece to train and perform.  

Giza Pyramid

Giza Pyramids, Egypt

Performing in Madrid, Spain

Camel Riding, Morocco

Watch my Full Length Interview with RaqsTalks! Where I talk about dance, personal training, travel and so much more!

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