- Burlesque Hall of Fame (Las Vegas) performer
Movers Shakers and Innovators, 2018
- 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 Burlesque in the ACT) at the My Hashtag Awards at the Sydney Burlesque Gala 2016
- Nominated for Biggest Contribution at The Busties (the Australian Burlesque Industry Awards) 2017
- #CapitalTerritoryTitalator (best Burlesque in the ACT) at the My Hashtag Awards at the Sydney Burlesque Gala 2017
- Nominated in the TOP TEN across Australia for the following categories at The 2018 Busties (the Australian Burlesque Industry Awards): Best Solo, Most Supportive, Most Glamorous and Outstanding Contribution
- #ACTtitalator (best Burlesque in the ACT) at the My Hashtag Awards at the Sydney Burlesque Gala 2018
"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
"Brilliant choreography, fantastic music pieces and elegantly embellished outfits created a feast for the eyes"
Sanja - All Over Adelaide
With her exotic looks and pint-sized, albeit womanly physique, remained alluring as she threw herself into the splits and threw off her attire.
Samara - Canberra Critics Circle
Canberra Burlesque Performer
Jazida is a Canberra-based entertainer, producer and teacher. 21st Century Burlesque says “I will not forget her any time soon”.
Jazida has become recognised as one of Australia’s premiere burlesque performers, having been accepted to perform at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas in 2018, selected as a Featured Artist for the Australian Burlesque Festival 2019, chosen as the representative Australian Headliner for the Perth International Burlesque Festival in 2019 and selected as teacher on the Australian Burlesque Cruise 2020!
With a performance style defined by cheekiness, character and creativity and with a specialty for fan dancing, Jazida has won the hearts of the audiences and judges and has won multiple awards including Miss Burlesque ACT 2016, Baby Bombshells as part of the 2016 Australian Burlesque Festival, Burlesque Idol Canberra 2015. She has many other accolades under her belt and two years running has been voted in the top 10 of people who have made the biggest contribution to the Australian Burlesque Scene at The Busties (the Australian Burlesque Industry Awards)
As well as being a performer, she teaches weekly classes, runs a performance troupe (Jazida’s Fabulous Fan Dancers) and also run workshops across Australia. She is the founder of #JazidaPoductions and puts on regular sold out shows (“Decadence and Debauchery” being her main touring production). She works to facilitate professional development opportunities for local alternate performing artists and is passionate about artist development (herself receiving a grant for creative development from ArtsACT in the ACT Government in 2019). In addition to this, her passion for burlesque has seen her become a member of the board for the Australian Burlesque Museum.
Her flair for theatrics is combined with technical versatility, allows Jazida to incorporate a range of aesthetics into her acts (making her available for neo burlesque performances, classic burlesque performances, fan dancing, live improvisation, corporate gigs, theatre productions and community/PG events). 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.
Jazida’s passion for burlesque, combined with her versatility and performance style has sky rocketted her career, taking her across the world to perform at iconic events such as the Burlesque Hall of Fame (Las Vegas, 2018), Perth International Burlesque Festival (2019) Miss Burlesque Australia (Canberra and Darwin 2016), The Australian Burlesque Festival (Melbourne and Sydney 2016 and Melbourne 2017, Alice Springs 2018, Brisbane and Melbourne 2019), Tease in the Tropics (Cairns, Townsville and Magnetic Island, 2018), Burlesque Showboat (Melbourne, 2015, 2018, 2018), Ausdance Dance Week (2018, 2019), Rumble (Canberra 2019), Vanguard Burlesque (Brisbane, 2017), Red Light Confidential (Sydney 2015 and 2016, Melbourne 2017, Adelaide 2018 and 2019), Nocturnal Fever (Melbourne 2018, 2019, Adelaide and Melbourne 2019), Ironfest (Lithow 2018, 2019), This is Burlesque (Mackay 2018, 2019), Sunday Night Burlesque (Brisbane, 2015), the Adelaide Fringe Festival (Adelaide 2017, 2018, 2019), the National Folk Festival (Canberra, 2012, 2017, 2018), the Tribal an Trance Festival (Sydney, 2010), Floriade (Canberra, over several years), the Newcastle Bellydance Festival (2016, 2017, 2018), the Sydney Middle Eastern Dance Festival (Sydney, 2011) and the Canberra Multicultural Festival (Canberra, over several years).
She has also had the honour to perform at incredible Australian venues including The Canberra Theatre, The National Museum of Australia, The National Portrait Gallery, The Street Theatre, The Famous Spiegeltent, The National Gallery of Australia, The Darwin Entertainment Centre, The Metro Theatre, The Araluen Arts Centre and many more.