ABOUT ME

Mariana has been studying bellydance for over 12 years, traveling to Morocco, Spain, Egypt, Turkey and across the US to train and perform.  Her most recent trip was to Israel to perform and train this past March!  

Mariana also offers private online instruction.  She's a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Les Mills certified BodyTone and BodyFlow instructor, Yoga instructor and dance instructor at the local Y.  

 

She offers fun and engaging performances for special events and often will bring people up to dance! 

Currently, she is also a member and the other half of the popular and fun duet known as, Seattle Bellydance and is a member of Karavans and Khan El Khalili Dance Troupe a middle eastern folkloric dance troupe under the direction of Seattle's legendary bellydancer Mish Mish.

Awards

La Danse Oriental 2017 - 3rd Place CD Professional

La Danse Oriental 2015 - 1st Place Alternative Fusion (Bellywood)

 

Nach Meri Jaan 2015 - First Place Bollywood Troupe with Blue Lotus

La Danse Oriental 2014 - 2nd Place Themed Alternative Fusion (Bellywood)

 

Belly Dancer USA 2012 - 1st Place People's Choice Alternative Music (Bellywood)

Belly Dancer USA 2012 - 2nd Place Seven Veils
 

La Danse Orietnal 2012 - 3rd Place Horizon

 

Credentials

August 2019

Private training Istanbul in Turkish Roman and Turkish Oryental

 

May 2018:

Advance Level Lebanese Orientale Dance & Advance Flamenco Study

Jerez de La Frontera & Conil de la Frontera, Spain

May 2018:

Raks Madrid

Live Arabic Orchestra Training

Madrid, Spain

April 2018:

10 day study/tour in Cairo

Cairo, Egypt

January 2017:

Andalusi Dance & Music Winter Intensive

Nesma Dance

Malaga, Spain

May 2015 & May 2016:

Advance Level Lebanese Orientale Dance & Advance Flamenco Study

Escuela Tarab Al Andalus

Jerez De La Frontera, Spain

 

October 2013 & October 2014

Flamenco Intensive Study with Mercedes Ruiz

Jerez De La Frontera, Spain

 

June 2014

Tamallyn Dallal Teacher Training & Intensive 
 

Other related modalities of training:

YogaFit Instructor Training 2011
BodyJam Instructor Training 2011
Zumba Instructor Training 2011

Les Mills Tone Instructor Certification 2019

PiYo Instructor Certification 2019

Les Mills BodyFlow Instructor Certification 2020

National Academy of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer 2020

Repetoire

Belly dance 
Belly dance stylization incorporating the use of veil, zills, sword, candelabra, double veils, fan veils, cane, dance on drum, isis wings and tambourine.
Bollywood
Bollywood music and moves. 
Spanish Oriental Fusion
Incorporates elements of flamenco with bellydance through the use of the following props or stylizations: flamenco fans,  shawl, flamenco turns,and skirt work.