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Bellydance Evolution is
Storytelling Through World Fusion Dance

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Interested in Joining Bellydance Evolution or Looking for a transformative dance intensive? Visit to learn more about our BDExperience program and casting opportunities.

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“My passion for dance is driven by a deep desire to connect physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually with the creative artist inside each of us. After 30 years of performing and teaching, I continue to find deep reward in sharing the art of bellydance through coaching, choreography and production.”


With a background in Middle Eastern, Folklore, Jazz, Ballet, and Hip Hop, Jillina creates a colorful Middle Eastern fusion repertoire that has inspired collaborations with some of the world’s leading instructors and performers.


From 2003-09 she served as Artistic Director and Main Choreographer for the Bellydance Superstars, performing with them in over 700 shows across a dozen countries. Highlights include the main stage at Lollapalooza, The Follies Berger in Paris, and Theatre Mohammed V in Rabat, Morocco.


In 2009 Jillina created Bellydance Evolution with the goal to take Middle Eastern dance to a higher level. Bellydance Evolution has appeared in over 20 countries and was a featured company at the Mawazine festival in Morocco, performing for the Queen of Morocco.


Jillina has appeared on several television programs, including, “Dancing with the Stars” & “Tsukiri,” a widely-viewed show in Japan. She has co-produced 12 instructional DVDs, now offered in five different languages and distributed by Universal Records. In the summer of 2009 and 2010, Jillina was the first American to be invited as a featured performer in the prestigious Closing Gala at Ahlan Wa Sahlan in Egypt.

Jillina Carlano
Artistic Director

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