Nicole Maria Dance

Egyptian Raqs Sharqi, Belly Dance

About the Artist

Nicole Maria is a multi-award-winning dancer based out of Oakland, California. She has been studying, teaching, and performing contemporary and traditional forms of Arabic dance for over a decade. In 2019, she was a featured soloist in the prestigious San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, representing Egyptian Raqs Sharqi. Nicole teaches and performs as a solo dancer and in several dance companies throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. With a degree in Cultural Anthropology and World Music, Nicole is interested in the intersection of culture and dance and the study of dance in its sociocultural context. As a performer, she is interested in portraying both contemporary and traditional forms of Middle Eastern and Central Asian dance as well as dances from Turkey, Greece, and the Balkans.


Egyptian Raqs Sharqi, Belly Dance


Group instruction, Private instruction, Workshops

Program Participant

Apprenticeship Recipient

Offerings Location

In-person services, Online/remote services







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