Belly Dancer for Weddings, Birthdays,
Special Events, and More
Lana is a multi award-winning professional belly dance artist and instructor based in Vancouver, BC. Offering high quality belly dance performances for weddings, birthdays, holiday events, stage galas, and more, Lana has earned a reputation for being a premier entertainer who brightens celebrations with her energy, charm and vibrance. Serving the greater Vancouver area, Lana is also involved internationally in multiple aspects of belly dance from training and performance to competitions. Known for her fun-loving spirit, natural musicality, and warm engagement with the audience, Lana’s performances are captivating and inviting. Treat yourself and your guests to Lana’s artistry for celebratory entertainment to be remembered.
"We all loved working with Lana the evening she was booked to entertain at one of our client's Christmas party this past December. She was professional and respectful of the schedule leading up to her performance. Once she started to perform she had everyone's attention....including our servers, banquet captain & chef. Everyone was captivated. It was fun to see her interact with the crowd and encourage audience participation. I love when I see a group having so much fun at our hotel. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Lana to anyone looking to add some excitement to their event!"
Janice Laing Catering & Group Sales Manager
Executive Hotel Vintage Park
A belly dance show by Lana is a great way to bring excitement and energy to your party or event. Specializing in entertainment that combines artistry and high-spirited fun, Lana believes that a belly dance performance should not only delight the audience, but bring them together in celebration. A favorite in a variety of communities, Lana remains authentic to the art of belly dancing, radiating creativity, grace and passion in her performances.
2020 British Columbia Wedding Awards, Wedding Entertainment of the Year Winner
2018 1st Runner up Belly Dancer USA
2017 1st Runner up Belly Dancer USA
2016 1st Place Miss La Danse Orientale
2015 1st Runner up Miss La Danse Orientale
2014 1st Place La Danse Orientale Props Category
2014 2nd Runner up Miss La Danse Orientale
2014 1st Place Safar Conference for Middle Eastern Dance & Music Duet
2014 1st Place Safar Conference for Middle Eastern Dance & Music Duet People's Choice
2013 3rd Runner up Bellydancer of the Year
"After working with Lana, I was very pleased with her performance at my event. We quickly came up with a last minute schedule (of course) and asked Lana to jump on board as a soloist for the event. As expected, she did a great job entertaining the crowd through dance and charisma. Not only is she professional but she follows directions with an added bonus of personality:)"
Michael Challenger. Ceo of Anu Productions.
A dancer since early childhood, Lana has an extensive background in belly dancing and has trained in Canada and internationally with leading belly dance masters such as Ruby Beh, Sandra, Tito, Lulu Sabongi, Sema Yildiz, Mylene Khairy, Zafirah, Sefirah, Sadie, Aziza, Mercedes Nieto, and Mohamed Shahin. Not only does Lana’s dance performance experience include various forms of belly dancing but she also studies Bollywood Dance with mentor Priya Rajaratnam. Several years of technical training with a focus on ballet and jazz shine through in her technique, and graceful, flowing movements. In addition she has experience competing and performing as a gymnast and figure skater.
Recent performance highlights include film wraps for the television series Fairly Legal and for the movie The Company You Keep and performances at the Hyatt and Vancouver Convention Centre for Sabiha Gökçen Airport and ROUTES. Lana entertains regularly at numerous special events, corporate functions, and banquets and is a member of the award-winning belly dance duo Raqs Zahia. Lana is honoured to be one of the two selected bellydancers featured in a scene in Hector and the Search for Happiness directed by Peter Chelsom starring actors such as Rosamund Pike (The Big Year, Pride and Prejudice), and Simon Pegg (Star Trek Into the Darkness). ). Her dancing was also featured on Television for Our City Tonight in a segment on Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant. Recent restaurant and nightclub shows include weekly dancing at Moltaqa, as well as performances at New India, Al Diwan, Gilaneh, Chapandaz, Mona's Lebanese Cuisine, Afghan Horseman, Taverna Greka, Sympatico, Felicos, Chai Gallery, and Salon Mogador.
Not just an entertainer, Lana contributes regularly to various community events and causes. She was co-organizer of Lethbridge's inaugural World Belly Dance Day, an event that benefited Cancer Research. For the past 6 years Lana has donated 10% of her performance fees for seasonal events earned in the month of December to charities such as the Surrey Women's Centre and the Dixon Transition Society (providing safe housing, support, counseling and education for women and children impacted by violence), presenting clients with fun holiday entertainment and an opportunity to give back to our community by hiring Lana.