The Mission of Bellydance Evolution: Bellydance Evolution (BDE) explores, celebrates and re-imagines Middle Eastern dance for the 21st century. By fusing bellydance with world fusion, ballet, contemporary, hip hop and tribal, BDE takes you on a spectacular journey that will excite both mainstream audiences and bellydance enthusiasts.
The mission – to bring awareness of Middle Eastern dance’s rich diversity and artistic validity – unfolds in the work of the Company and its Education and Residency programs.
Created in August 2009 by World Renowned Choreographer Jillina, BDE has performed to sold out crowds in 20 different countries spanning North & South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.
In addition to this unique performance program, our dancers offer 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.
“Bellydance Evolution was one of the best producing teams we worked with…and they pull together beautiful performances!”
~ Sasha Shahidi, Ford Theatre
“…these dancers bring a new level of Artistry to our beautiful art.”
~ Montecito Journal
“…captures the elegance of Classical Egyptian Dance.”
~ Habibi Magazine
~ Advertising Age
“…the best bellydance show I have ever seen.”
~ The Examiner
“…wildly acrobatic, fierce…”
~ Gilded Serpent
“…the imagination and professionalism that your company portrays is remarkable…you’re truly an Ambassador of Oriental Dance.”
~ Sachiko Nakanishi, Parco Japan
“Evolution provides a wonderful mix of authentic cultural dance and technique, and crowd-pleasing entertainment….”
~ Jay Irwin, El Portal Theater
“…Jillina is certainly a ‘superstar’ in that genre, & as such worthy of the name. Her dance & choreographic skills are brilliant…”
~ Michael Jaworek, The Birchmere
Ford Theatres – Hollywood, Ca
*Mawazine Festival – Theatre Mohammed V – Rabat, Morocco
*Century Theatre – Beijing, China
*U-Port Theatre – Tokyo, Japan
*Teatro Italia – Rome, Italy
*5 week Netherlands Tour
*3 month China Tour
(Full tour list available upon request)
Creator / Artistic Director – Jillina Carlano
Associate Artistic Director – Heather Aued
Address: 10816 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601 – USA
Basic Stage Requirements
Ideal Stage Size: 45’ W x 30’ D with Marley floor.
Min Stage Size: 35’ W x 25’ D with Marley floor.