- 2nd Runner Up in the Miss Burlesque Australia Grand Final 2016
- Miss Fantastic (Best Fandancer) in the Miss Burlesque Australia Grand Final 2016
- Miss Burlesque ACT 2016
- Baby Bombshells 2016 as part of the Australian Burlesque Festival
- Burlesque Idol Canberra 2015
- #ACTtitalator (best Canberra Burlesque) at the My Hashtag Awards at the Sydney Burlesque Gala 2016
"Miss Burlesque ACT 2016, Jazida, was music made visible – her arms were pure melody, her hips an extension of Kitty’s kit, her smile an extension of the wry mischief in the lyrics."
Jonathan - Absinthe Reviews
Canberra Burlesque Performer
Jazida is a Canberra based entertainer and producer, creating with joyous abandon in the art of Burlesque. A poster girl for je ne sais quoi, Jazida’s stage presence and charisma enthralls audiences. As Canberra Critics Circle put it, "holy heck is she good at this".
With a performance style defined by cheekiness, character and creativity and with a specialty for fan veils, Jazida has won the hearts of the audiences, judges and has won multiple awards.
Jazida is no one-trick pony! A dance teacher and a performer who tailors her performances with distinct and clever use of props that can be customised to be friendly for a range of audiences and ages, she is the perfect addition to a production show, hens nights or corporate event.
Her flair for theatrics is combined with technical versatility, allowing Jazida to incorporate a range of aesthetics into her acts. This versatility stems from her background in belly dancing where she debuted on stage in 2009 soon becoming a seasoned belly dancer in Turkish restaurants across Canberra. In a push to find more avenues for creative expression and develop her repertoire further, Jazida leapt into the world of burlesque. Captivated by the striptease and fun flavor of burlesque performance, Jazida knew this was an art form she could really get creative with.
This passion for burlesque, combined with her versatility and performance style has sky rocketted her career, taking her across the country to perform at iconic events such as the Miss Burlesque Australia (Canberra and Darwin 2016), The Big Tease at the Australian Burlesque Festival (Sydney 2016), Burlesque Showboat (Melbourne, 2015), Sunday Night Burlesque (Brisbane, 2015), Red Light Confidential (Sydney, 2015 and 2016), Floriade (Canberra, over several years), the Adelaide Fringe Festival (Adelaide 2017), the National Folk Festival (Canberra, 2012, 2017), the Tribal an Trance Festival (Sydney, 2010), the Newcastle Bellydance Festival (2016), the Sydney Middle Eastern Dance Festival (Sydney, 2011) and the Canberra Multicultural Festival (Canberra, over several years). She is also a registered RAW artist.
Jazida has become regonised as one of Canberra’s premiere burlesque performers and teaches her most loved art at Canberra Dance Theatre as well as producing sold out shows featuring local and interstate performers through #JazidaProductions.
Photo by Captavitae Photography