The Residency Program

ABOUT the Bellydance Evolution Residency Program:BW4

The Bellydance Evolution residency and festival program is designed to give dancers the opportunity to train with the directors and main cast of BDE, as well as perform in the production.

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, contemporary, 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.

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, Asia and Australia.

For each Festival/Tour BDE will be casting up to 12 (Female) Oriental & up to 4 (Female) Tribal Fusion dancers to perform in the latest show.  

Dancers will be selected via an Online Casting competition. Chosen dancers will then participate in an intense one-week training session to prepare them for the show.   This is a great and unique opportunity for dancers to network with each other and 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 cast offers 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.