OUR MISSION

Jillina’s Bellydance Evolution (BDE) is an entertaining, cultural dance theatre company, residency program and arts engagement organization serving dance and theatre enthusiasts, international communities, dancers and women of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Bellydance Evolution explores, celebrates, and re-imagines Middle Eastern and Western dance for the 21st Century. We work to lift spirits, open hearts, and inspire minds.

 

 

 

To carry out the mission, BDE:

  • Produces and performs exciting cultural and theatrical dance shows

  • Delivers an international residency program

  • Teaches authentic and innovative dance workshops

  • Provides engaging access to the benefits of dance

 

To carry out the mission, BDE serves: 

  • Dance and theater enthusiasts

  • Middle Eastern community

  • Bellydancers

  • Women of all ages, abilities, backgrounds, and means

OUR STORY

Bellydance Evolution (BDE) was created in 2009 by world-renowned choreographer,

Jillina Carlano. The company takes a revolutionary approach to the art of dance, presenting theatrical dance shows with a storyline, much like a ballet. BDE features top artists in the fields of Middle Eastern dance and music, Tahitian dance, freestyle, contemporary, tribal-fusion and ballet, each bringing their unique vision to the production.

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In addition to performances, BDE members offer classes and workshops both on tour and at home, allowing a variety of people to explore the art form --- from non-dancers who want to explore a new way of expression, to dancers who wish to explore a new genre, to practicing bellydancers who want to sharpen their craft.

OUR TEAM

Meet our creative and administrative team that helps grow and develop the BDE programs, shows, and community engagement.

 

OUR VISION

We believe dance is a universal language, is vital to life, and is the supreme connection between music, self, and story. 

Jillina Carlano - Artistic Director

Artistic Director

JILLINA

CARLANO

Rachel 'Sabah' - Artistic Programs Manag

Artistic Programs Manager

RACHEL 'SABAH'

SPALLIERO

Luna Poumian - BDEx Co-Director

BDExperience Co-Director

LUNA

POUMIAN

Lauren Boldt - Managing Director

Managing Director

LAUREN

BOLDT

Heather Aued - Technical Director

Technical Director

HEATHER

AUED