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Jillina's BDExperience in Boston

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About The Program

See The Wizard of Oz in Boston at 
The Regent Theater, Sunday, November 12

Inspired by world fusion and Middle Eastern dance traditions, Jillina's BDExperience reimagines this classic tale, incorporating Raqs Sharqi, Fusion and Folkloric dance to an original score by Paul Dinletir and featuring new music by Khader Ahmad. The Emerald City has never been quite this enchanting. So take a journey along the yellow brick road into a world of color at movement at the Regent Theater in Arlington, MA.

About Jillina's BDExperience:

Jillina's BDExperience is an intensive, professional development program for intermediate to professional belly dancers. Dancers participate in 4 weeks of online training and then meet on location for a week of rehearsals culminating in the final performance.

Workshops with the Directors

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Meet the Directors

Jillina Carlano has over 30 years experience producing results with dancers all over the globe. She was the founding Artistic Director and Main Choreographer for the Bellydance Superstars and toured throughout the world including. In 2009, Jillina created Bellydance Evolution to take the art of belly dance to new heights. Since then the company has performed in over 20 countries and was featured at the Magazine Festival in Morocco. 

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 Sabah has decades of experience in classical, modern, and folk styles of dance as an instructor, choreographer and performer. She has been a member of dance companies such as Chicago's Festival ballet, Alabama Ballet, momenta, Aman Aman, American University in Cairo's Folkloric group, The bellydance Superstars -where she served as Artistic Director, and is currently the Artistic Program Manager and co-director at Bellydance Evolution.

Viri Reyes is a certified Arab dance teacher from the Arabian Dance School of Amir Thaleb, with training at the National College of Contemporary Dance. Founder of Levana Studio and the Aaminah Ballet Bellydance company, her impact as a dancer, choreographer, and educator resonates in Querétaro and beyond. Amidst her achievements, she continues to share her expertise through workshops in congresses, solidifying her status as an influential global dancer.

Luna Poumian is trained in ballet, synchronized swimming, hip hop and contemporary dance. It was in 2007 where she get involved with Middle Eastern Dance and found her true passion. Luna joined the cast of BDE in 2014 as a cast member in "Alice in Wonderland" and continued to play lead roles in "Fantasm: 1001 Nights". In 2017 she opened "Casa Luna" Dance Home in Mexico as a space for teaching, practice and experimentation of movement as a form of expression. 

Meet The Cast

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Join The Cast:

Deadline is
Aug 29

Jillina's BDExperience is an intensive, professional development program for intermediate to professional belly dancers.


See The Show at the Arlington Regent Theater: November 12 


Dancers Apply online from all over the world to join the program and audition online with BDE Choreography. 


Dancers receive online training for 4-6 weeks, learning choreography via instructional video and live meet-ups with the directors. Cast members receive individual feedback on their progress.


The Cast and Directors come together for 4 days of intense in-studio rehearsal, where they tighten the choreography, focus on expression, receive their costumes, polish their performance and take the stage! 

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