Aubergine Belly Dance Troupe is a Baltimore, Maryland based belly dance troupe founded and directed by Nina Amaya. We are a joyful group of performers from diverse backgrounds who enjoy entertaining, educating, and enlightening through belly dance (also known as Middle Eastern dance, Oriental dance, or Raqs Sharqi). Our shows take audiences on a journey through the Arabic, Turkish, and Mediterranean worlds, past and present, and sometimes into the realms of faerie and fantasy.
Founded in 2006 as Belly Dance Delight, Aubergine brings the same sparkling delight to audiences throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Our colorful, exciting, and sometimes whimsical programs delight all ages, and we have had the pleasure of performing for crowded festivals and intimate gatherings — and everything in between:
Festivals • Corporate Events • Haflas (belly dance community parties) • Red Hat Events & Masonic Orders • Parades • Restaurants • Charity Events • Private Parties • Nursing Homes • Baltimore’s Flowermart • Smithsonian American Art Museum • The Baltimore Museum of Art • Baltimore’s Artscape • Chesapeake Pride Festival • Riverfest • Faerie Festivals in Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland • FaerieCon East • Akimbo Artwalk