Hire Lorenda for Professional Belly Dance and Fire Performance



Lorenda is a fusion-style belly dancer from Atlantic City, NJ who enchants audiences with fire performance, LED and glow props, swirling swords, ethereal wings and silk veils. Her repertoire includes a mix of American cabaret, Egyptian and Turkish Oriental, and tribal fusion. She has danced professionally since 2009 as a solo artist, with the Burning Hearts Fire and Light Theater, the Daughters of Terpsichore, and internationally acclaimed Soraya’s Mid-East Dance and Music Productions.


She is skilled in fire dancing with palm torches, fire fingers, fans, candles, and a fire belt; fire eating; and balancing a candle tray and fire sword. An eclectic performer, she is just as likely to belly dance to Arabic music as she is to electronic music, rock or other genres.


Lorenda has performed at events ranging from the traditional to the offbeat, including the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City; festivals such as Burning Man, Return to Roots Gathering, and the Firebird Festival; weddings, baby showers, nightclubs, birthdays, art gallery openings and more. She is very flexible and will perform in almost any type of venue and for almost any kind of event the client can conceive. Her fun shows are both sexy and family-friendly while she encourages people to get up and dance! She’ll even teach you and your guests how to bellydance!


Fire Performing:
Lorenda carries a $1 million fire performer’s liability insurance policy through Specialty Insurance. She follows fire safety conforming to the National Fire Protection Association’s Code 160 for “flame effects before an audience,” and her performances meet the standards of the North American Fire Arts Association. She holds a Certificate of Education in Fire Safety by the Flow Arts Institute. Lorenda will work with the local fire marshal to obtain a permit for your event.
To book Lorenda to bellydance and fire perform in New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and beyond, email info@bellydancebylorenda.com or call (609) 365-9396 (office) / (609) 442-1752 (mobile). She is also available for private bellydance lessons and workshops. View her promo kit here: https://www.gigsalad.com/bellydance_by_lorenda_atlantic_city


Starting at $200 for two 15-20-minute belly dance performances with props (veil, sword, wings, candle tray), and photos with guests. Rates are variable depending on distance to event and if fire is involved. Ongoing restaurant and nightclub gigs start at $150. Weddings and fire performances start at $300. Inquire about solo and group bellydance lessons. A lesson can also be added to an event booking.


NJ Bellydancer Lorenda Performs Fire Bellydance from Bellydance by Lorenda on Vimeo.

Fire Performers, Artistry and Enchantment to Return to the PEX Magic Garden Party in Philadelphia

Bellydancer Lorenda will accompany the many talented fire performers and artists whose enchantment will fill the air of the annual PEX Magic Garden Party 6 on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the One Art Community Center located at 1431 W. 52nd in Philadelphia.The event is from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Dance and play under the stars as art meets awesome. Amazing music line-up, art installations, projection art, fire performers, performance volunteers, aerialists, participatory engagements and much more.
Sound Powered by One-Source on: Funktion-One.
The event is 21+
9-10:30PM Shango
10:30-11:30PM Tommy Hogunz
11:30-12:30AM Keirnyn
12:30-1:30AM Everyday
1:30-3AM King Britt
11-12AM IANN
12-1:30AM Lil Dave
1:30-3AM EZ
Artists/Art Installations/Performances
•Tarot Readings by Oshun at Oshuns Mirror
•Pole Dancing and Belly Dancing by Michelle Lerner and Melody Angel
•Mixed Media Art and installations by Gr3y- th3gr3ymatt3r
•Stoop installation by Camp Phuck It
•Body Painting by Meta Faith Venus Zhuraw
•Live Blacklight Painting by Michelle Staton
•Interactive Projection Installation by Justin Evans
•Blacklight installlation by Eric Wagner
•Massage by Spa PEX
•Paintings by Ronny Bernstiel
•Visionary Art Paintings by Wonderfool
•Art installations by Bob Freedman
•Deco installation by Bangarang
*Dome Installation by One Love
*Performance and Live Drumming by SETU
*Live Painting by Steve Shorts
*Live Painting by MC Fritz Art
•Wheat Paste Collage Installation by Kimberlee Traub
•PEX Faeries make their second appearance with Kelsey Lee, Ashley Solyan, Tiffany Tung, and Jennifer Granato
Tickets here: http://seetickets.us/PEXMGP6

Fire Bellydancer Lorenda to Perform at Faerie FanFaire Festival Aug. 19 at Stonehedge Gardens in the Lehigh Valley, Pa.

Fire bellydancer Lorenda will perform at the Faerie FanFaire Festival Saturday, Aug. 19 at Stonehege Gardens in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania. It will be a full day of fun and frolic with the fae, gnomes, unicorns, nature spirits, dragons and more! There will be vendors, art, music and fun for the whole family! See Lorenda bellydance with her wings and fire to the live music of the Gypsy Funk Squad!


Tickets are $10 at the gate. Children under 10 are free. The fourth annual event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Stonehedge Gardens, located at 51 Dairy Road in South Tamaqua, Pa. For more information log on to the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/FaerieFanFaire/.


Take a Bellydance with Fire Workshop and Enjoy Free Bellydance Acts and the Gypsy Funk Squad Band to Benefit Special Needs

The Summer Hafla in the Park event will feature live music by the Gypsy Funk Squad, a world fusion band, who will play for an amazing lineup of belly dancers and performers 6-9 p.m. Sunday, June 25 at the Park at 4th Street in Quakertown, PA. Admission is free and optional donations will benefit local special-needs education. This is a family-, kid- and pet-friendly event. There will be a potluck, raffles and prizes.


Before the hafla, take a bellydance with fire workshop with fusion bellydancer Lorenda from 2-4:30 p.m. at the host’s home in Quakertown. Address will be given after registration for the $30 class. Lorenda will teach a bellydance choreography with palm torches and palm candles, go over fire safety and how to fire perform legally, and demo a few of her other fire bellydance props. Those with prior experience in fire dancing may bring their props for a fire jam after the workshop.


Payment for the workshop can be sent to Lorenda via PayPal using the link https://www.paypal.me/LorendaKnisel/30 Please email her with any questions about the workshop or payment. For more information about the workshop, visit the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/380555922340944/.


For background on Lorenda, visit https://www.gigsalad.com/bellydance_by_lorenda_atlantic_city, www.bellydancebylorenda.com, and www.facebook.com/BellydancebyLorenda.  


Belly Dancer Lorenda to Perform at Philadelphia Experiment “Heartburn X El Corazon” Valentine’s Day Ball


Belly dancer Lorenda will perform at the Philadelphia Experiment (PEX) Valentine’s Day ball “Heartburn X El Corazon” 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Fillmore, located at 29 E. Allen Street in Philadelphia. She will entertain along with a number of other very talented flow arts performers. Her act will feature stunning moves with her silk veil, wings and sword.
“El Corazon” or the “Heart” does not mean the emotions (though it includes our emotions).
It refers to our inner orientation, the core of our being.
This kind of “Heart” is what the ancients referred to when they told us to store up treasures in heaven instead of on earth, “for where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.”
When we say to someone “my heart goes out to you,” we mean something more than a feeling of concern. If said sincerely, it communicates a sense of solidarity with someone. It means more than “I understand” (our intellect). It means more than “I sympathize” (our feelings). It means something like, “I stand with you in this.” It is an expression of a fundamental choice.
On this night, February 11th 2017 just as it has been done for 10 years:
The PEX Community will stand together, in unity, in solidarity and in Love.
We invite You to join us and in doing so You will make a fundamental choice.
At the beautiful new Fillmore in Philadelphia using the entire venue, PEX looks forward to turning a blank industrial canvas into a multidimensional experience through cutting edge music, art, performance & You.
With Music curated by the Band with No Name
and performances by:
M.A.N.D.Y. (Get Physical, Berlin)
Monkey Safari (Jackmode, Germany)
Agent Zero Live Band (Philly)
EveryDay (PEX, Playloop, Philly)
Lee Mayjahs? (PEX, Ospina Digital, Philly)
Michael Nighttime (PLF, Brother.ly)
Natalie Bermudez (Live)
Red Hot Ramblers (Live)
Mike Dash Vs. Vincent Gaddis (Live Tag Team Set) (PEX, BRC)
Carlos Allende (PEX, BRC)
William L. Moore (PEX, BRC)
Charles Berlitz (PEX, BRC)
More performances and details to be announced soon.
Tickets Here: http://bit.ly/2jnv12Y
Tier 1 (early bird) $20
Tier 2 $25
Tier 3 $30
What is the difference between tiers? Earlier tiers are less expensive and will sell out first. Access is the same for all tiers.