Our Mission

Mirage Fusionistas is dedicated to high quality original and beautiful choreography, and outstanding fusion belly dance performance art. It is our mission to be true to our art, true to ourselves and true to our amazing community of dancers, musicians, friends and fans. 

Fabulous Fusionistas - meet our team!

Saniya

 Saniya began her love of dance as a young girl. She studied ballet for five years, two of those years on pointe. She also studied during that time jazz, tap, gymnastics and cheer-leading. She coached cheer-leading at a local middle school for two years before moving to Seattle Washington in 1993. It wasn't until the summer of 2016 that she became reacquainted with her love of dancing. She began her formal belly dancing studies in September of 2016 with Middle Eastern classes in Appleton, WI taught by Navah of Navah Mirage.

She began to perform as a soloist in early 2017 and by May that year she became a dancer with the Navah Mirage Troupe, later also joining Mirage Fusionistas in October 2018. Since then she has danced at several events including The Dance of the Elements performed at St. Norbert College in October 2017. Saniya is a dedicated dancer who is continuously learning and practicing. She loves learning all aspects of belly dancing from history to movements to the many props that are used to enhance this beautiful dance.

  • fusion soloist

  • swords, veil, zils

  • belly dance assistant teacher 

  • performer in Dance of the Elements original production

  • solo choreographer 

  • Also an amazing member of our Mirage Fusionista team and manager of our Instagram community!

Tempest

Fusion soloist, sword, veil, performer in Dance of the Elements and featured soloist in the Fire Act.

Our sister troupe: Navah Mirage

Navah Mirage is a creative collaboration for Dancers, Teachers, Musicians, Performers, Artists, and Friends to join in an expressive way and share their passions especially in Oriental Dance. It is a group built to be a safe place to enjoy who we are and grow as individuals. Founded in 2007 by core members who wanted to grow in dance and have opportunity to perform, we have developed into a close-knit group of friends that work with other local talents and performers to educate the public and dance to our hearts' content. We invite you into the world of Middle Eastern Dance fused with personal expressions, to share, to grow, and to dance. For more information, visit www.navahmirage.com.