Sonia Ochoa Dance Co.

The Sonia Ochoa Dance Company was established in March 2018. Representing various world dance arts.


A wonderful reunion after much too long!
Raqs Spot,
A Middle Eastern Dance
Choreographers Showcase ‘22
It was so wonderful to share the stage with these beauties last night! Thank you and for your work and dedication towards our company. Many thanks to all who helped organize, and , for having us!!!

Photos from Sonia Ochoa Dance Co.'s post 07/16/2019


moments from our last performance at the Friendship Concert last April. Thanks to Juli Kim and The Artists' Platform - TAP for the invitation and to Oshell Oh for the fabulous photos!

We had a wonderful time! ✨


Our performance at The Friendship Concert was a success! Thanks to these lovely ladies for making it happen, and thanks to Juli Kim for the invitation! Here we are, being gorgeous and glamorous while we wait to go on stage...



Mayra’s love for dance started from the young age of 7 when she learned to dance through music videos and performed for family events and local competitions. In 2001, she started to take professional dance training in ballet, jazz and tap and in 2002 she was a member of the City of Whittier Dance ensemble. After taking time off from dance to pursue other goals, Mayra began training in Oriental dance with Anoush of California and Ahmed Hussien starting in 2013. She was a member of Anoush’s Egyptian Fantasy Dancers from 2013 to 2017. Mayra has performed in Mexico City, Las Vegas, Cancun and Southern California as a soloist. In November 2015, she placed in the top 8 finalists for Maria Shazadi’s Bellydance competition in Mexico City. Mayra was part of the cast for Jillina’s BDEmpower women’s day bellydance video in February 2019. Currently, Mayra studies under Master Instructor Fahtiem and Sonia Ochoa while taking advantage of many other training opportunities available in the Los Angeles area.

Mayra is honored to dance with the Sonia Ochoa Dance Company.

*****Let’s give Mayra a warm welcome!*****

Photos from Kaveh Karandish Music's post 03/21/2019

Nowruz Mubarak!

Just in time to celebrate the Iranian new year, we have received news that the 'Desert Dance' official music video featuring Sonia Ochoa Dance Co. will be released soon on Radio Javan...stay tuned!

Thank you Kaveh Karandish for having us!

Photos from Sonia Ochoa Dance Co.'s post 10/03/2018

Moments from our performance at the MixMatch Dance Festival in Santa Monica!

Thank you ladies for all your hard work and dedication!


Excited and honored to announce our company has been selected for the MixMatch Dance Festival this year!

Tickets available at

Photos from Sonia Ochoa Dance Co.'s post 05/13/2018

Our most recent project is complete! Well done ladies!!!

Thank you Kaveh Karandish KavehPiano for having us in your music video. Congrats to you and all the talented musicians on your newest CD release!



Cressida is a performer, teacher, and choreographer who is inspired by all forms of Middle Eastern dance from folkloric to fusion. She has been involved in the performing arts from a young age. As part of a musical and artistic family, she's developed a natural sense of curiosity which has led her to seek out all forms of art from around the world. She believes that dance comes from the body, heart, and soul, and is known for her fluid and elegant style. Cressida also holds a special place in her heart for Khaleeji dance and advocates for education in the history and cultural context of Middle Eastern dance.

Based in the South Bay and Long Beach areas, Cressida can be found performing at local showcases, dance festivals, cultural events, art walks, and more. She is honored to be a founding member of the Sonia Ochoa Dance Company, and is a star pupil of master instructor Fahtiem. Additionally, she offers classes twice a month at Angels Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro.



Marisol Ferrer is a southern California based performing dance artist, and instructor. Although her main focus is Oriental dance, she has also studied and performed other styles such as Persian, Polynesian, Jazz, Tap and Contemporary. Recently, Marisol has also completed her Pilates certification and is excited to compliment her dance training with her training in the Pilates method.

Marisol can be found dancing weekly at Marrakesh in Costa Mesa and participating in the various showcases our Socal bellydance community has to offer. Additionally, she is honored to have been able to study under Sonia Ochoa, and even more excited to be one of the founding members of the Sonia Ochoa Dance Company.

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Hello, and welcome!

Starting as a seed that was planted only some months ago, we have blossomed this Spring! Hailing from Long Beach, California is the all new Sonia Ochoa Dance Company!

Stay tuned for SODC news, inspiration, photos, videos, etc.

Thank you for 'Liking' our page and hope to dance for you in the near future!

Sonia Ochoa Dance Co.

Sonia Ochoa Dance Co. updated their website address. 03/16/2018

Sonia Ochoa Dance Co. updated their website address.

Sonia Ochoa Dance Co. updated their website address.




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