Mariah Rivera is the associate producer and one of the dancers for the glamorous show Fantasy – an Anita Mann Production – at the Luxor Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Additionally, Ms. Rivera has garnered significant national media coverage for her modeling work in such outlets as Maxim. When it comes to social media, the talented dancer has one of the largest followings of any Las Vegas entertainer. Her Instagram, for example, has over 200,000 followers.
There is a reason Ms. Rivera has the following that she does. Yes, she is beautiful. However, that is but a small part of her appeal. The Colorado native is a superb dancer and athlete who has a degree in marketing and accounting and is as smart as she is talented. No doubt, her unique blend of skills and smarts has led her to success as an associate producer, working with the legendary Anita Mann.
During the conronavirus pandemic, which has idled all Las Vegas shows and kept entertainers at home for the time being, Mariah has come up with the idea for to put together a music video including herself and some of the dancers in Fantasy, along with show host, singer and recent CYInterview guest Lorena Peril [see here].
The video gives fans of the production an inside look at how the show’s cast is doing in their time away from the Luxor Hotel and Casino. You can see the video by clicking here. The video was shot by Mariah’s husband Patrick Rivera, who is a photographer.
Mariah joined Fantasy in 2008 and over the last 12 years has become one of the show’s most well known personalities. As an associate producer for the female revue, she says she likes to change up the choreography to keep it fresh. On how many different dance numbers she has done since joining the Anita Mann production, she told us this:
“I’ve probably done over a hundred different dances in Fantasy to always keep it fresh and keep it exciting. So that’s my favorite part about the show and I’m thinking why people keep coming back and we’ve celebrated over 20 years of Fantasy because we have the widest range of different numbers that we always do and we try to always keep up with the times or whatever, kind of trending. We try to at least try to keep it up with, still keep that classic Las Vegas showgirl aspect.”
On what it will mean to Mariah to be back performing at the Luxor Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip when the coronavirus pandemic is over:
“My absolute favorite thing is seeing the audience smile and the excitement that they get to see. I cannot wait for that feeling when the curtain comes open and we walk through that curtain for the first time. Just to see all the lights and the audience because really that’s why we’re performing. It’s all for the audience.”
Featured columnist Jay Bildstein joins this CYInterview. He and Mariah have an in-depth conversation about the star dancer’s gym and training routine for Fantasy, along with much more.
You can listen to the entire CYInterview below:
Listen to the entire Mariah Rivera CYInterview: