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2002 - 2003
Pictures with friends and other dancers
My heritage: 100 % Hungarian
A party on March 3rd, 2007 with Nadirah and Stacey.
At Tito's workshop in Las
Vegas August 2007
A photo taken at Greek Town,
in October 2007 by Atheer Al
Wadi - an Iraqi singer from
Canada, now living in San
With the crew of "As Is" persian comedy show (actor Ali Dean)
I have met so many wonderful people at
Phillipa, Greek singer.
Debbie Akins, owner of D.Z Akins restaurant
Salam, owner of Al Bustan
Riyadh, owner of House of India
My two Brazilian friends, Ida and
Tarciana (another belly dancer)
My fire sword. Just like it
looks, it is very dangerous.
The flame is huge and hot.
Don't tell any one but I am
actually afraid of fire. I still
can't light anything with the
small matches. I need the
long, thick kitchen matches,
with which I feel safe.
Interestingly I have no
problem putting flaming
trays or swords on my head,
and swing lit fans around.
Isn't that weird?
After my New Year's Eve performance in
a funny party hat. No, I didn't dance in it,
but maybe I should have? It matched the
costume and the occasion.
I learned how to dance the Zembekiko, which is a lot of fun,
but it's not easy.
New Year's Eve show with
Violeta, Aimee, Dilek and
With Greek Singer Phillipa
A photo shoot in March, 2005 at Bahira's house. Photographers Hadia and Bahira.
KUSI Commercial with Rod Luck.
A photo shoot in November 2004 by Heidi Paris
Zorba's - 2004
My first photo shoot in May 2003 by Heidi Paris.
Although I started taking classes in January 2002, and started performing at showcases within a few months, I do not have any pictures from that year.
My grandma My hometown:
With my big sister Zsuzsi and 2 years in preschool
(pronounce as if in French:Jouji
at age 1 month
After the flaming sword
came the fire fans. I had
so much fun with fire, I
had to have more of it.
As you can see it's much
more dangerous, so I
need to wear pants with it.
April 25th, 2008 - Dancing with Fire Tray at Al Bustan (Downtown, San Diego).
June 2008- Persian Comedy Show with Ali Dean "As Is" - Beverly Hills, Ca
June 15th - Marianna's Beginner and Intermediate students.
From top left: Marianna - Sara - Diana - Alicia - Maria. Bottom
row: Natalie and guest dancer Aimee
August 24th 2008 - International Lawn Program at the House of Nations, Balboa Park (with the House of Hungary)
1. Marianna with Roma violinist
2. Kati, Heni, Marianna and another Heni :) performing traditional Hungarian Roma dances to violin
3. We're posing for lots of pictures with a Hungarian folk dancer afterwards.
Performing at the House of India - Aug and Sept 2008
Hanging out at Zorba's with my
friends Heni and Tom - Sept 20,
Hungarian Fire Roses - a Hungarian Gypsy Style Dance group in San Diego.
Sapphire Hookah Lounge, Bonita Ca
Dec 5th 2008. To the right: With Aimee, Dec 19th
With Flamenco dancer Paloma (of
Cafe Sevilla) and my student Sara.
From left to right: Marianna - Sara -
Paloma Apr. 24 2009
Performing with fire - tray;
Apr 24 2009 Cafe Sevilla
- Gypsy Fusion Show with live
music and flamenco dancer
Sapphire Lounge - March and June 2009
Greek Town: July 18th / Aug 10th - live music with Faiz Sheet - every Friday and
Saturday night. Photos by Lester
Hanging out with friends at the Sapphire Lounge after the show
June 2009 December 2008
January 2010 - Photography by David Hernandez
Jan 16, 2010
Marianna and Paloma at Cafe Sevilla
February 13, 2010
Marrakech Morroccan Restaurant - April 2010
Greek Wedding March 20 2010
July 23rd, 2010. Blue Flayme Hookah Lounge, Spring Valley, Ca
Cafe Sevilla - Long Beach Ca, Aug 7 2010.
With Flamenco dancers Linda (San Diego)
and Lisa Solar (Los Angeles).
Cafe Sevilla, San Diego Ca. Gypsy
Fusion Flamenco Show
Marianna - Joef of the Gypsy Kings -
Flamenco dancer Linda
Crystal Ballroom, El Cajon, Ca
July 2010 - Chaldean Wedding
August 20, 2010
Linda's Toga Party
Sapphire Lounge, Bonita - August 14, 2010
Sapphire Lounge, Bonita, Ca - August 6, 2010
Marianna, Lisa Solar (Flamenco Dancer)
and Natasha - Cafe Sevilla, San Diego,
after the last show on September 25, 2010.
Middle Eastern Fashions, May 2011
Melaya Dresses --------------------->
Also called Iskandarani Dresses
Also perfect for Henna parties / very
popular within the Chaldean
Middle Eastern Fashions - August 2011