Berna

Belly Dancer from Fairfax, VA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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*BEST of 2018* Classic elegance and a punch of joyful energy, chic and sassy - Book with Berna a Multi-Award Winning Professional Belly Dance Artist.

Award Winning: Top belly dance artist, having won local and regional events, from Top Oriental Professional to the Queen of Baladi!
Professional: Over 15 years of Professional Performances!
Fun: The only way to dance is to experience the JOY!

With over 15 years performance experience and my diverse background in dance, I am certain your event will be spectacular!

I have trained in Arabic, Egyptian and Turkish style bellydance and am familiar with line dancing and other ethnic dances from Turkish Romani, Bollywood, central Asian and Persian dance.

What Others Have Said....
Elegance, grace and beauty..."Berna wove her tale of Middle Eastern dance for us...she kept us spellbound”

Graceful and cheerful, filled with smiles, combined with a powerful flair, Berna's personal style is like a punch of joyful energy! Berna is also delighted to perform Bollywood fusion and would love to share her passions with you!

Dream and Induldge...
How do you envision the memories of your event? What will delight your guests and guests of honor? Start there - dream and indulge! I am here to help make that dream come true!

I love working with my hosts to make the event one to remember. I work with you on all of the details, and can offer my experienced opinion if you'd rather let the pro take care of it! Hands off or on, I aim to deliver exceptional service before, during and after your event.
I am always willing to work with your vendors, such as DJs and planners, to help the event go super smooth.

Booking and Performance Belly Dance Show
Berna is available for performance as a soloist and with a group, accompanied by CD or live music. She would be delighted to be a part of your next wedding, anniversary party, girls night out, birthday, corporate or social event! Drawing from her years of experience and diverse repertoire, Berna is a professional artist that will provide a high quality, unique, family friendly show for you and your guests.

Want a bellygram and short lesson for a girls night? How about a birthday performance and lesson? Wedding entrance with customized songs to honor family members heritage? Cultural event with performance and lecture? Hands on kids event with multiple dancers? The choice is yours.

I offer private bellydance lessons, bellygrams, and full bellydance shows for cultural, corporate and private events! Each package can be custom tailored to you needs, with packages starting at $75 for a private lesson and $250 for a private event.
A limited number of group, charity and public events and all combination packages may be offered at a discount. Just ask!

Consider hiring Berna for 1001 Nights parties, workshops, demonstrations, and small group or private lessons. She also works numerous artists in the bellydance community and would be happy to collaborate in story-telling, dance, music, and even a henna party!

Berna has been a featured dancer at numerous restaurants including Mazadar, London Curry House, Aabee Persain Cusine, Marrakech DC, Mediterrano, Gypsy Café, Khalils, Istanbul and more! She has graced the stage of the Byham Theatre, Hard Rock Cafe, the Rex Theater, University of Pittsburgh and many other local universities, Washington Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Children's Museum, Pittsburgh International Children's Festival, Silk Screen Red Carpet Gala, among many performances.
Berna is pleased to work with live music groups and would also be interested in dancing with your band or DJ and loves to collaborate with other musicians.

Here are a few videos since I have a wide range of styles. I can tailor a performance and costume plus bring the character and fun. ??
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Award winning Baladi character performance.

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Award winning modern Bellydance choreography

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Traditional Bellydance piece

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Turkish style piece with finger cymbals and floor work.


About...
Berna is a respected instructor, choreographer and performer of Middle Eastern Dance who is based in Fairfax, VA, a transplant from Pittsburgh, PA. A lifetime student of art and performance, she has enjoyed many forms of dance since the age of four. The magic of Middle Eastern dance caught her eye nearly a decade ago and Berna's been shimming ever since. Blending cultural and stylistic elements with traditional movements, she is honored and ecstatic to share her art with the community.

Berna has danced with the award winning troupe, Khafif Music and Dance, and has taught and performed in numerous public and private events throughout the US and Canada.
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One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2018!

Celebration

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From hiring to the performance she was professional, energetic, engaging, and beautiful! I recommend her solo but if you can afford a little extra $$, I would bring her partner Razilee into the mix, to have double the experience! I will definitely be using her services again in the future!

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Berna performed at my restaurant on New Years Eve. She was fantastic and her performance was very much liked by the customers at the restaurant. she was engaging the patrons who loved to get up and dance and had an evening to remember. she arrived on time and was a thorough professional. I would certainly recommend Berna to by friends in restaurant business

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Berna’s Response:

Thank you so much for having me! Cheers and shimmies!

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Retirement Party

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Berna was awesome had a blast enjoyed having her at our event.

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Thank you for having me! It was a delight and everyone was fabulous! Dance divas and champagne shimmies!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Berna was great. Surprise party was a success because of her.

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Berna’s Response:

Thank you Damira! It was a pleasure! Your friends and family were fantastic!

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I would absolutely recommend this service to make a special occasion perfect

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Private Party

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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My brother and I had a 70th birthday party for our mother. We were having a very difficult time deciding on the entertainment for about 70 people who were attending. After speaking with Berna on the phone I knew this was going to be a big hit. Everyone had so much fun with her. She is highly talented, extremely personable, and above all very professional. We will definitely hire her again and encourage others needing to find entertainment to do so also. Thank you, Berna, for giving my mom and all of us, wonderful memories to treasure. Michele Heasley

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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This event was for my father's surprise 80th birthday party. I was also having a Polka Band duo come to perform and Berna was very willing to work with the Polka duo ( Mikey Dee). Berna was instrumental in working out the entertainment arrangements and entertained the crowd just WONDERFULLY! Everyone who attended the party said it was the BEST PARTY they had ever attended! The men and women enjoyed Berna's performance and she was very professional! She danced with my father and made him feel and act like a young man! My father wants to have another party to tell everyone THANK YOU and wants Berna to perform again! I would hire her AGAIN and AGAIN! Thank you Berna!

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Berna was part of our entertainment choices for my father's 80th surprise b-day. She was incredible! Very prompt, pleasant, kind, warm & thoughtful, and happy! She was willing to work w/ me on all details w/o hesitation. She smoothly coordinated her performance w/ the polka band and was thoroughly enjoyed by all of our guests from ages 1 1/2 to 98 !! Very professional & tasteful performance !! With highest Regards ~ Anne

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2019
Feb
24
Celebration
Sterling, VA
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
2019
Feb
22
Mazadar
Fairfax, VA
8:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Feb
8
Hookah Zone Show
Manassas, VA
11:30 PM - 12:00 AM
2019
Feb
8
Gala Show
Falls Church, VA
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2019
Jan
18
Wyndham Grand
Virginia Beach, VA
9:00 PM - 9:15 PM
2018
Dec
31
Restaurant Event
Washington, DC
7:30 PM - 8:15 PM
2018
Oct
26
Retirement Party
Bethesda, MD
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Sep
8
Birthday Party (Adult)
Centreville, VA
12:00 AM - 12:45 AM
2018
Jul
25
Birthday Party (Adult)
Ashburn, VA
9:30 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
Jun
16
Dinner show
Gaithersburg, MD
8:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Jun
15
Father's Day Party
Fort Belvoir, VA
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2018
May
26
Local 16 DC
Washington, DC
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Please note Berna will also travel to Oakton, Vienna, Burke, Centreville, Clifton, Herndon, Merrifield, Springfield, Annandale, Chantilly, Dunn Loring, Fairfax Station, Reston, Falls Church, Mc Lean, West Mclean, Manassas, Arlington, Dulles Airport, Great Falls, Greenway, Alexandria, Sterling, Newington, Cabin John, Catharpin, Lorton, Occoquan, Woodbridge, Bethesda.
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