Marlena

Middle Eastern Dancer, Instructor & Choreographer
 

 

 

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Marlena and her student performing group,
Troupe Raihaanah
are currently scheduled to perform at the following events:


Marlena
performs every Sunday evening at:  

Marrakesh Authentic Moroccan Cuisine
1976 Newport Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA  92627
949/645-8384
http://www.marrakeshdining.com/contact.html

 

 
Event Date / Time Location Notes
MECDA's 34th Annual Cairo Caravan 2011 June 3rd to 5th, 2011 The Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA
1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802 
Marlena's performance:  Saturday, June 4, 2011 at  12:22 p.m. at the Luxor
Stage
Angela, Marlena & Shirin presents
International & Middle Eastern Night
Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 6:00 pm BeaHive Ballroom
9627 Chapman Avenue
Garden Grove, CA  92841
$25 includes dinner, show & live music by Saffron Arabesque Parade  Band
Guest dancer:  Shareen El Safy
Tina Enheduanna presents Belly Dance Benefit Concert for Women International Friday, April 1, 2011, 6:30 pm Laguna Hills Community Center
25553 Alicia Parkway
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
$25 tickets at the door or through performers
Featuring guest dancers:  DaVid, Lilla Varese, Marlena and Talia and  the
Oriental Jewels
 
Live Music with John Bilezikjian, international musician, and special guest dancer "Marlena" O.C.'s premier dancer and instructor Thursday, August 5, 2010, 7:00 pm The Greek Place, 27326 Jefferson Ave., #17, Temecula, CA Other dancers include Maarifa, Nikkal Ferouz, Shanti, Julijana and Lady Brenda.

$23 advance tickets, $25 at the door.

International & Middle Eastern Night
 
Saturday, July 24, 2010 at:
7:00 pm (Dinner)
8:00 pm (Show) to 10:00 p.m.
Victory Restaurant
630 S. Brookhurst, Anaheim,
CA 92804 714-776-4493
Tickets $25 for dinner & show
International & Middle Easter Night
A spectacular Belly Dance Show by Southern California Dancers
Saturday, June 26, 2010 at:
7:00 pm (Dinner)
8:00 pm (Show)
Victory Middle Eastern Restaurant
630 S. Brookhurst St. Anaheim, CA 92804 714-776-4493
Cost: $25 - pre-slae tickets only, includes buffet dinner, show, music 7 fabulous desserts.
 
An Evening of Live Music and Belly Dancing Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. Sam's Mediterranean Kabob Room
610 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 
Phone/reservation:  626/358-7177
Notes:  $10 minimum purchase
American Fusion Belly Dance Showcase Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. SAGE Restaurant & Lounge
6511 S. Greenleaf Ave, Whittier, CA 90601
Cost: No cover charge.
Full bar and dinner available
Tony and Angela present International & Middle Eastern Night Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 7:00 (dinner) 8:00 (show) Victory Middle East Restaurant
630 S. Brookhurst St., Anaheim, CA 92804, 714-776-4493
BELLY DANCE SHOW, LIVE Middle Eastern Music and D.J.
After show music and dancing
Special guest dancer/singer NABILA from Lebanon
MARKET AT THE CASBAH Middle Eastern Dance Festival Saturday, April 10, 2010  time: 1:50 p.m. Fullerton Senior Multi Service Center
340 W. Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832
Festival time 11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Performers all day, vendors, food, dance workshop
Cost: $12 at the door (kids 9 & under FREE)
Tony and Angela present International & Middle Eastern Night Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 7:00 (dinner) 8:00 (show) Victory Middle East Restaurant
630 S. Brookhurst St., Anaheim, CA 92804, 714-776-4493
BELLY DANCE SHOW, LIVE Middle Eastern Music and D.J.
After show music and dancing
Special guest dancer/singer NABILA from Lebanon
 
Previous Performances
Event Date / Times Location

Year 2009

Marlena will be performing at the Belly Dance Showcase Sunday, October 11, 2009 Sage Restaurant ,Whittier, CA
Marlena, Enala and Corina will be performing Sunday, June 28, 2009 Jungle Adventure Fiesta, Cypress, CA
SHIMMY  SHOWCASE Sunday, March 29, 2009 Coffee Haven, Long Beach, CA
     

Year 2008

Beyond our Borders Fundraiser Sunday, Oct 5, 2008 Tececula, CA
TaXim Bellydance Showcase Friday, Sep 5, 2008 Studio Iqqat in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA
Wespac Summer Recital Saturday, Juy 19, 2008 Westminster Rose Center, Westminster, CA
Oriental Night Party Friday, Feb 8, 2008
8:00 p.m.
Show at 8:30 p.m.
Desert Rose Cafe
34846 Monte Vista Dr.
Wildomar, CA 92595
TaXim Bellydance Showcase Friday, Feb 1, 2008 Studio Iqaat in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA
World Dance Showcase Sunday, Jan 27, 2008 Awakenings Coffee House, Lomita, CA

Year 2007

Avianna & The Daughters of Isis New Year's Eve Celebration, December 31, 2007 The Phoenix Club, Anaheim, CA
Youth Expo, Marlena & The Troupe Raihaana Sunday, Oct 7, 2007 Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, CA
Dancers Showcase Friday, Sept 14, 2007 Prince Restaurant, Cerritos, CA
Belly Dance: Raks America Presents: "An Evening in Cairo" Friday, August 3, 2007 Bell Tower Regional Community Center, Ranco Santa Margarita, CA
O.C. Fair July 21, 2007 O.C. Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa, CA
Wespac Student Recital July 13 & 14, 2007 Westminster Rose Center Theater, Westminster, CA
Dancer Showcase June 22, 2007 Prince Restaurant, Cerritos, CA
Cairo Carnivale June 9, 2007 Arcadia, California, Main Stage
Marlena & Taji will be performing solo to live music. June 1, 2007 TaXim, Bellydance Showcase
Market at the Casbah, Middle Eastern Dance Festival. March 31, 2007 Fullerton Senior Multi-Service Center, Fullerton, CA
Westminster Spring Festival March 18, 2007 Westminster Civic Center. Beach and Westminster Blvd.
Aladdin Jr. Presents: A Night of Middle Eastern Dance II March 4, 2007 Pomona, CA

Year 2006

New Year's Eve Celebration, Avianna & The Daughters of Isis December 31, 2006 The Phoenix Club, Anaheim, CA
Wespac Annual Holiday Studio Recital December 2, 2006 Westminster Rose Center, Westminster, CA
Around the World In a Day - Fall Festival & Book Fair October 29, 2006 Pacific Oaks Children's School, Pasadena, CA
Tonya & Atlantis - Belly Dancer of the Universe Showcase October 25, 2006 Khoury's Restaurant (Lounge), Long Beach, CA
Wespac Recital July 28 & 29, 2006 Westminster Rose Performing Arts Center
O.C. Fair, Costa Mesa, CA July 18 & 22, 2006 Heritage Stage
Cairo Carnivale, Arcadia, CA June 10, 2006 Gypsy Stage
     
 


Restaurant / clubs:

  • The Luxor in Orange, California
  • Junka Mahal, Stanton, California (house dancer)
  • Indian House Restaurant, Buena Park, California
  • Saffron Restaurant, Orange, California (house dancer)
  • Darya Kenar Persian Cuisine, Long Beach (Naples), California (house dancer)
  • Aladdin, Jr. Mediterranean Cuisine, Pomona, California (house dancer)
  • Maharaja Indian Cuisine, Orange, California


Special Events:

  • Summer and Winter Solstice Women's Spirit Dance Drama
  • “Save the Animals” gala show in Riverside 2003
  • “Save Our Critter Companions” in Riverside March 2004
  • “Inspire Hope”, fundraiser for women’s shelter, November 2004
  • An evening of Middle Eastern Dance performances to benefit Unicef Tsunami Relief Fund with Lilla Varese, February 2005
  • Special Silent Auction fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Katrina, Riverside
  • Westminster Spring Festival, 2003 – present
  •  Youth Expo, O.C. Fairgrounds, 2003 – present


Creator and Director of:

  • A Night of Middle Eastern Dance  October 2005
     
  • Co-Creator & featured dancer of “Treasures of the Orient” with Atesh and “Diamonds of the Nile” and special guest musician Saadoun Al-Bayati  in December 2004


Middle Eastern
Events:

  • With “Gypsy Soul” at Bedouin Bazaar in San Diego
  • Also with “Gypsy Soul” at Market at the Casbah
  • Guest dancer at Kahena’s student dance shows