Mahira has been a dancer her entire life. She loves the passion in Middle Eastern dance and music. She truly enjoys sharing this beautiful dance through performance and teaching.
I took a bellydance class for fun about 9 years ago and fell in love. I started taking as many classes, workshops and private lessons as I could.
I have not traveled as much as I would like since my work and day to day life has not allowed for it but I plan to make it to Egypt, Greece, Italy, Turkey and many other places.
There are way so many beautiful dancers to lists favorites and inspirations, but I truly love Suhair Zaki, Samia Gamal, Aziza of Montreal, Jillina, Ansuya and Amaya just to name a few.
Dance style(s): Egyptian Style, American Classic Style Bellydance, Tribal Fusion
Mahira is a professional belly dancer located in the Suburbs of Chicago. She has been performing for over 20 years with a dance background of ballet, tap and jazz.
Mahira is a true entertainer with her upbeat, fun personality and energetic stage presence. Her performances are electrifying as she dazzles the audience with her finger cymbals (zills) and veil work. She has performed at restaurants, gala shows, private parties, festivals, haflas and variety shows throughout the Midwest.
Mahira has appeared on Chicago's WGN morning news Around Town and has been interviewed for two Chicago Tribune articles.
Mahira teaches in Bloomingdale as well as in two locations in Glendale Heights. She teaches weekly bellydance classes as well as workshops and private lessons.