The Gilded Serpent presents...



Combining the heart and soul of the Middle East with a dash of Southern charm, Mary is a captivating and authentic dancer sought out by the most discriminating of audiences. Captivating and known for her dynamic performances, Mary is one of Middle Georgia's most sought after performers and instructors - performing regularly at family, cultural and social events and adding her signature grace, poise and professionalism to each event!

Bringing the same passion from her performances to sharing the art of Middle Eastern Dance, she teaches regular classes in Warner Robins and Macon, GA and specialty workshops.

Mary discovered Middle Eastern Dance while an undergraduate student at the University of Miami. Currently living, teaching and performing in Middle Georgia, she is the founder of GRITS Raq (Girls Raised in the South) and Magnolias Oriental Dance Troupe.

Web site:

Articles on Gilded Serpent by or about Mary

  • Morocco's Four-Day Folk Fest, Schikhatt, Tunisian, Zar and Guedra
    Schikhatt (a Moroccan word meaning "wise woman") is a dance performed before weddings at bridal parties as a way to "educate" the bride in the movements she would be expected to mimic on the wedding night.
  • Building A Dance Community
    A community does not operate in a vacuum and there is no room for cattiness or drama if the community is to be effective and truly benefit the area as a whole