Mariyah - Dance Artist
Mariyah is a dance artist/choreographer/instructor and one of NYC's most celebrated bellydancers. In addition to her performance of classic Oriental Dance, Mariyah is a theatrical artist drawing on her study of a variety of dance and movement forms and her passion for myth, mysticism and poetry to create dances which evoke archetypal figures and a journey of the Spirit.
Distinguished by her graceful and evocative dance style, she has performed countless shows for weddings, events, cabaret and theater stages in the NYC area and internationally. She is a member of the Dalia Carella Dance Collective since 2001, a cofounder of Entelechy Dance Theater and Infinity Bellydance, a performer with BELLA GAIA and has collaborated in projects such as the Arabic music and dance ensemble, Zikrayat and Bellyqueen.
A lifelong student, Mariyah's endless love for movement and music has led her to the continuing study of Vintage American-Cabaret, Turkish and Egyptian bellydance as well as Odissi, Persian, Contemporary and other dance forms. Mariyah is co-creator and a featured instructor of the DVD Belly Dance Drum Solo: Concepts for Dancers and Drummers.