Testimonials

To book Mariyah for your next event call 347-743-6545 or Email Mariyah@EasternDancer.com.

Thank you so much for creating the party atmosphere that we had envisioned for my sister’s bridal shower. You made all the girls feel comfortable from beginning to end. We couldn’t keep anyone off the dance floor from our youngest guests, including my three year old daughter, up until my 80+ grandmother. Your choice of music and use of props were perfect.
It was pleasure working with you from planning to production. Your professionalism and artistry in your craft went above what we had ever expected. You are a true artist in what you do. I look forward to recommending you to all my friends.
Thanks again!
Alexia Velez – Bridal Shower 3/26/11

Mariyah’s performance was excellent, she added some special magic to our reception! Original intention was for viewing entertainment only, however toward the end of her dancing all of our guests were on the dance floor having a grand time, she rocked the reception!
This was the perfect way to celebrate a piece of my husband’s Middle Eastern culture.
Theresa N.- Wedding 9/13/2014 (originally posted on WeddingWire)

In addition to really wanting a belly dancer for our Persian-American-Croatian blended wedding, I really wanted to do a solo belly dance performance of my own. No one knew (not even my husband) of the solo performance. Mariyah therefore not only put on an amazingly beautiful performance with a ton of impact but she also met with me several times for lessons and choreography.Because of the secretive nature of my performance, she was very flexible with her time which I really appreciated. She is a wonderful and patient teacher. As for the reception, everyone I spoke to were RAVING about the belly dancer. Even my somewhat jaded middle-eastern friends who have seen dozens of belly dancers were impressed. One of my favorite belly dancing props are the “wings” so I asked her if she could incorporate that in the performance and she did! She even asked what my wedding colors were so her outfit coordinated! Amazing. There are many different “types” of belly dance and Mariyah is well-versed in all of them. Her performance was not just a highlight for my guests but for my husband and family as well. I can’t wait to experience it again when I get my wedding video!
Susan R.- Wedding 6/28/2014 (originally posted on WeddingWire)

Only 1 word to describe Mariyah AMAZING! Mariyah perform for my sister’s engagement party and she did a AMAZING job she perform her dance and dance with the guest. She made the party alive! I will definitely book her again for MY own wedding:)
~ Anita S, 11/5/2011, Engagement Party (originally posted on Gigmasters)

Mariyah gave a wonderful performance at our christening party! She is a great dancer, and everyone – adults and children – were all impressed. she was great at involving the audience in the dancing and really got the party going. She also gave a lesson for all the young girls 4-8 at the end of the performance, which was a great hit – even our 16 month old had a go! We recommend her without any hesitation for any family party
~ Francis S, 5/22/2011, Engagement Party (originally posted on Gigmasters)

Just wanted to THANK YOU for your amazing performance at our wedding…You were definitly a huge hit that night…everyone is still talking about you!!! ~ Elizabeth A, 10/10/2010 Wedding, Staten Island, NY

Hi Mariyah!!!I just want tell you thank you so much for a great job you did!!  It was amazing and beautiful!!!  Everybody was asking me how I found you.  You made my friend who had a birthday very happy.
Thank you once again!!!!!!!!!!!  I would recommend you to all my friends!!Good luck!!!
~ Katie S, 11/27/2010 Birthday Party, Brooklyn, NY

Mariyah the best! She brought life to our party.  Everyone is still talking about the performance. I would hire her over and over again, and highly recommend her to everyone. She is so friendly, she is the best!
~ Elizabeth D, 6/21/2008, Birthday Party, Ridgefield Park, NJ (originally posted on Gigmasters)

Mariyah was amazing!!! Everyone loved her and thoroughly enjoyed the show. She was very talented, friendly, and easy to work with. Her dancing was tasteful and appropriate for our occasion. I would definitely recommend her to others and book her again if needed.

~ Christina P, 11/8/2008, Wedding, Princeton, NJ (originally posted on Gigmasters)

Mariyah was just so enchanting. All my quests just loved her. We were so happy with the performance and many women at my party confessed to wanting to take up lessons in the future. I think anyone who hires Mariyah would be very happy. I am so glad we were lucky enough to have her perform at our party.

~ Kathleen H, 5/3/2008, Birthday Party, Hoboken, NJ (originally posted on Gigmasters)

Mariyah enthralled my guests with her performance. She danced beautifully! I highly recommend her.

~ Denise S, 10/27/2007, Private Party, Forest Hills, NY

I would definitely recommend Mariyah to anyone who is looking for a professional belly dancer for their event. She was timely, had a wonderful costume and props and a great attitude. It was a family party, so there were a lot of kids of all ages and Mariyah made sure they were having fun with her dance as well. Last but not least, she’s very pretty!

~ Gosia L, 7/13/2008, Birthday Party, Norwalk, CT (originally posted on Gigmasters