The Residency Program

ABOUT the Bellydance Evolution Residency Program:BW4

Bellydance Evolution is a world-class dance festival and show, featuring top artists in the field of Middle Eastern dance & music.  By fusing bellydance with world fusion, hip hop and tribal, each BDE artist brings their own unique style to the table and makes this an extraordinary opportunity for those who are selected to train and perform with these amazing artists.

Created in August 2009 by World Renowned Choreographer Jillina, Bellydance Evolution brings dancers from all over the world together to give them a chance to be part of something new and innovative.  Since it’s creation, BDE has performed to sold out crowds in 20 different countries spanning North & South America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

The Bellydance Evolution residency and festival program is designed to give dancers and the community the opportunity to not only study and train with our cast of master dancers, but a chance to be cast in the Bellydance Evolution Show.  This is an exciting competition to cast supporting and featured dancers for the Bellydance Evolution Show.

For each Festival/Tour BDE will be casting up to 12 (Female) Oriental & up to 4 (Female) Tribal Fusion dancers to perform in the BDE Show.   We will also open the competition up to male Tribal Fusion dancers.

Dancers will be selected via an Online Casting competition. Chosen dancers will then be sent videos of their parts to learn approximately one month prior to the show. Chosen dancers will then participate in an intense one-week training session to prepare them to perform on stage with the full cast of Bellydance Evolution. This is a great and unique opportunity for dancers to get extended training and experience that they can then share with their students to raise the level of art in their community.

In addition to this unique performance program, our dancers offer workshops and seminars that are open to all people in the community, giving dancers and non-dancers alike an ability to learn about this diverse and important cultural art form from accomplished masters in the field.