Masha is a life long dancer and second-generation visual artist, originally from Ukraine, raised in California.
Currently based in Morroco, North Africa, she has been performing as a solo artist at select venues in Marrakech since 2018.
Prior to Morocco, Masha lived and performed in Istanbul, Turkey for over two years, dancing regularly at some of the most popular venues for Oryantal dance, most notably, her home stage of “Sultana’s 1001 Nights.”
Masha’s first visit to Turkey was in 2014, on contract in Alanya, performing as a soloist in daily "Turkish Night" touristic stage productions along Turkey's Mediterranean coastline.
During Masha's time in America, she was a top Oriental dance performer in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Egyptian Raqs Sharqi was a primary inspiration to Masha's personal dance style, and years of training earned her multiple awards in U.S.A. belly dance competitions including:
" Belly Dancer of the Universe " (Los Angeles, 2014) - " Ultimate Belly Dance Artist " ( Las Vegas, 2013) -
& " Champion of Taksim " ( Los Angeles, 2012)
Masha is also a dance instructor, teaching Oriental dance through online group classes and individual lessons.
Raqs Sharqi is an art form, like any other:
Artists can create art that is refined, elevated, and inspiring... or something to the opposite effect.
Masha's belief is that in this modern time, Oriental dance is a beautiful, elegant art form that inspires women to dance for and among each other as a feminine community, encourages women to develop greater awareness and communication with their bodies, connect to the present moment, deepen their appeciation of Middle Eastern music and cultures...
It's all positive, because beauty (and the beast) are in the eyes of the beholder.
Thus, through Masha's perspective of beauty and from her own personal embodiement, this art form is a representation of individual expression and a celebration of divine femininity.
Oriental dance is art.