Marika started her bellydance journey 4 years ago and continues to fall in love with dance every day. Bellydance is her specialty, but she also has swing, line, and hip hop experience under her shimmy belt. Her favorite part of dancing is combining two contrasting elements to make a striking, moving performance. While bellydance is traditionally performed to Middle Eastern music and beats, Marika prefers to dance to hard rock and metal songs. Though her dancing, Marika wants to teach women to celebrate their individualism, freedom, and to build lasting friendships with others. As she progresses in her dance skills, Marika plans to choreograph some active fusion numbers and master the art of swords.

Marika is a wonderful addition to Mirage.