Jazida's Blog: 2016 in Review

January 2017

2016 has been an incredible year for Jazida- Intense and brilliant and wonderful!


(Photo by NG Photographics)

I’ve worked harder than in probably sane, but have reaped wonderful benefits and connected with incredible people! I’m so thankful to everyone who has supported me and for the wonderful dance, performer and burlesque community!

Some highlights for 2016 include:

  • winning Baby Bombshells as part of the Australian Burlesque Festival
    (21st Century Burlesque says “Circus contraption, quick change, fierce dancing mixed with her years of belly dancer musical timing, and a face that you couldn’t tear your eyes from.”)

(Photo by 3 Fates Media)

  • winning Miss Burlesque ACT

(Photo by CaptaVitae Photography)

  • winning Miss Fantastic (best fan dancer) as part of Miss Burlesque Australia

(Photo by CaptaVitae Photography)

  • coming 2nd runner up in the national grand final of Miss Burlesque Australia

(Photo by Nicholas Gouldhurst Photography)

  • performing in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Darwin, Wollongong and Newcastle

Some of my proudest stats for 2016 include:

  • performing 49 shows (in 52 weeks!) – a combination of burlesque, belly dancing, live music and fan veils/feather fans
  • taught 11 workshops and private classes and 37 weekly classes at the Canberra Dance Theatre
  • Produced/co-produced 8 shows (works out to a production approximately once ever 1.5 months)

Such a full on year – but I’m so thankful for every opportunity I’ve been given! Feeling ready for 2017 to kick my ass again!