Serena is a professional belly dance performer and instructor based in Southern California. Serena has had various dance training throughout the years, including ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, ballroom, Polynesian and Middle Eastern dance; she incorporates her diverse dance background with her belly dancing to create a fun and unique style. She has primarily studied belly dancing with Angelika Nemeth and Lilla Varese in Orange County and is currently a member of their professional performance troupes. Serena is also proficient with finger cymbals, veil, Isis wings, cane, and candles. Serena's performance experience includes, appearing on the International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance (IAMED) DVDs consecutively in 2005, 2006 and 2007, performing annually at various festivals such as Cairo Carnivale and Market at the Casbah, and performing weekly at various Middle Eastern restaurants in the Orange County area, such as Aegean Cafe and Darya. In 2007, Serena competed in the group category of Belly Dance of the Universe Competition, placing 3rd runner up. She also traveled to Cairo, Egypt in 2007, where she studied and performed at the internationally recognized Ahlan Wa Sahlan Festival. Serena is a dynamic dancer who demonstrates quality talent and entertainment. She is available for hire for private and corporate events, including but not limited to, weddings, bridal showers, birthday and anniversary parties, festivals, school events, and more. Serena can accommodate a culturally entertaining show based upon the nature of event. Shows may typically range from 25-60 minutes in length.
$85-$100 for a 10-15 minute show; $175-$200 for a 25-30 minute show, depending on location, type of event, number of guests, etc. My performances usually consist of the use of a prop such as veil, Isis wings, and/or finger cymbals. I also include audience