Jillina’s BDExperience comes to Atlanta February 7-9


My long time friend and mentor, Jillina, is returning to Atlanta in 2020. She is bringing her latest production, Wizard of Oz, as well as offering a weekend of  workshops.

I have had the honor and pleasure of performing with Belly Dance Evolution on two tours – Alice in Wonderland and Fantasm: Odyssey of Dreams. Working with Jillina and her talented staff was an inspiration not only to my personal experience as a performer, but as an instructor as well. 

When it was announced that Jillina was returning with BDExperience, I was thrilled to learn there were opportunities for a lead role.  I decided to go for it. I’m proud to say that I was selected to play the part of the Scarecrow! Which, by the way, was my favorite character from the original movie.

We are working hard to learn the choreography via online coaching and will assemble for a little less than a week in February to rehearse. Many of us will be meeting each other for the first time! One of the things I have enjoyed by being a part of the expanding Belly Dance Evolution family, was connecting with dancers from across the US and the world. I have learned so much from everyone involved and not just incredible feedback on my dance skills, but what it takes to make a show like this happen.  This has informed every show I have been involved with since and I have Jillina to thank.

Follow me down the yellow brick road on February 9 @ 4pm – this is an incredible opportunity to see a brilliant production and support your local artists. Dancers – don’t miss out on an opportunity to study with Jillina and her co directors Jill Collins and Luna.

Get ticket info here. See you there!!

Aziza Nawal

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