“For me dance starts from music and singing, and Arabian music is the most beautiful thing in the world.”

Mariam started her dance studies in 1987 in a ballet school. Since 1994 she has studied oriental dance under the guidance of Egyptian an European teachers and she has thoroughly familiarized herself with different styles of Egyptian dancing. In addition, she has studied flamenco and Argentine tango.

Mariam has a soft feminine dancing style and she loves the Tarab music more than anything.

”When it is at it’s best, oriental dance is like beautiful poetry expressing the music and feelings.”

Mariam has performed several times with the esteemed Finnish Masrah Dance Company. In 2004, at the Haflat Masriya – night of the Yalla! Dance Festival in Helsinki the company performed with the musicians and dancers of the legendary Mahmoud Reda Troupe.

Nowadays, Mariam teaches dancing, does choreographies and performs as an artist at shows and parties. She is also a member of the Al Amirat dance group. Mariam has graduated from the Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences as an art manager and she specialized in dance and theatre production managing. She has supplemented her studies at the Theatre Academy Helsinki.


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