Mariyah's Musings

Mariyah and Infinity Bellydance Demo Video

View the new demo clip for Mariyah Belly Dancer NY, NJ For bookings call/text: 347-743-6545 Mariyah Belly Dancer NYC, NJ, CT – 2016 Demo from Mariyah Sublime Bellydance on Vimeo. Mariyah Belly Dancer NYC, NJ, CT – 2016 Demo from Mariyah Sublime Bellydance on Vimeo.... Read More

The BELLYDANCE DINNER THEATRE SPECTACULAR at Drom

Join us for the 2016 Summer  Bellydance Dinner Theatre Spectacular at Drom NYC! Friday August 5th and Sunday August 7th 6pm & 8:30pm (4 shows) Includes group show by Infinity Bellydance with Layla Isis, Mariyah Dances, and Sira Melikian, a full Turkish Dinner, and mini-class! Click... Read More

Hiring a Bellydancer – About Rates

Spring is here! and with it comes a welcome rush of gig requests for bridal showers, birthdays and summer weddings. I love talking with new and repeat clients about planning their special events and details to make the show perfect. Of course the issue of... Read More

SHE: Voices of Women Heard and Unheard

I’ll be joining the Dalia Carella Dance Collective once again this Fall and I’m very excited for this production! I’ll be presenting a new solo work as well as a new Entelechy Dance duet with Layla Isis, AND appearing a in a classic piece of... Read More

2015 Bellydance Spectacular at Drom

It’s that time of year again! Infinity Bellydance is back at Drom NYC for the Summer Bellydance Spectacular! This is one of my favorite shows all year! See bellydance presented in a beautiful intimate stage venue by some of NYC’s best with varied expression, beautiful... Read More

New Video!

Just posted a new video montage of one of my recent performances at Drom for the Bellydance Spectacular 2014! I will post some of the complete dances from this show soon. I am also adding on another montage of a performance from wedding which has... Read More

Celebrate Spring!

The rough winter we’ve had here in NY this year has made me especially keen on welcoming the coming spring! The official change of seasons, the vernal equinox, is almost here  and with it begins, Norooz, or Persian new year. Norooz (also spelled Naruz, Norouz,... Read More

Diving into the Bellydance Broil….

Every once in a while some writing comes along that makes waves in bellydance community. The most recent instance has spurred much heated discussion…. An article was published recently on Salon.com for their “Feminists of Color” series by Arab-American author Randa Jarrar. In it she... Read More

Infinity Bellydance on the Dr.Oz Show

Infinity Bellydancers Mariyah, Sira and Layla Isis found ourselves on the Dr.Oz show a couple of weeks ago, being asked to dance a bit and discuss the benefits of ….Argan oil. Since this was a health and beauty segment the producers wanted three lovely ladies... Read More

Thinking of Hiring a Belly Dancer for your Wedding?

Traditionally a part of the festivities at many Middle Eastern and Mediterranean weddings, Belly dance is quickly becoming a popular wedding entertainment idea for everyone, and for good reason! Many brides looking for unique wedding reception ideas are finding Belly dance to be a great... Read More

Entelechy: A New Dance Venture

If you follow me on Facebook or if you have noted any events posted here on my website, you’ve probably heard me talking quite a bit about “Entelechy” lately. That would be because “Entelechy”, the theatrical collaboration of myself and my dance partner Layla Isis... Read More

Birthday Party

Some pics from Farid’s suprise birthday party on June 28th 2013. I danced for Farid’s brother’s wedding back in October 2010 and it stands out as one of my most memorable and fun wedding performances. This family was just as warm, appreciative and fun-loving as... Read More

Bellydance Bridal Shower June 2013

I performed at this lovely bridal shower in Manhattan for Ariel on June 30th 2013. What a warm,fun and enthusiastic group of ladies this was! The bride-to-be’s mother and I planned on a short performance followed by a mini- lesson to encourage everyone to get... Read More

New Belly Dance Drum Solos DVD is Available for Pre-sale!

Hi Everyone! I am very happy to announce that the Belly Dance Drum Solo instructional DVD which I created with percussionist Faisal Zedan and David Reihs of dhavir productions last year is now available for purchase! Pre-sales are available

A Renaissance Wedding

I was delighted when I received a request this summer for a specialty themed performance for a Renaissance themed wedding at the beautiful Pantagis Renaissance in Scotch Plains, NJ. Here is a clip I made of a few highlights. Many thanks the THEPROS for the... Read More

New Year…New Photos

A preview from my most recent photo session with the amazing photographer, Lina Jang Pictures from the full shoot to be posted in the Gallery soon!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I know that this new year post is quite late…The whirlwind of the end of one year and the start of a new has barely given me time to update my calendar or send out an email, but I did not want... Read More

Bellydance at Your Bridal Shower

It’s summer, and the season brings with it many beautiful and joyous weddings! One of the most popular requests that come my way is for bellydance bridal showers and bachelorette parties. Next to the wedding reception itself, these pre-wedding events are some of my very... Read More

Dance Collaborations

Years ago when I first discovered bellydance I was immediately enchanted by many aspects of the art form: the beautiful music my teacher used in class, the powerful, elegant yet earthy movements and the exotic and ornate costuming. However, the solo, that expressive and improvisational... Read More

Welcome!

Hi Everyone! I’m Mariyah and I’d like to welcome you to my new and much improved website! First, I’d like to thank Brian Feister at Dreamstar studios. He has created this absolutely beautiful site that is easy to use, manage and update. Brian has made... Read More

Grand Opening of the New EasternDancer.com

Hi Everyone! My name is Brian, and while I’m not the author of the content that you’re hoping to read (that is, all the fun details about Mariyah and what’s happening with her), I did all of the creative, graphic, coding, and other technical work... Read More