About Jizzelle

Jizzelle is a sought out Oriental Dancer who also specializes in Iraqi and Khaleeji dance forms. Known for her natural, energetic performance style,  she is a popular dancer in venues across Southern California – including Arabic clubs, television, music videos, theater, concerts, and celebrity events. She is also the first belly dancer in Southern California to perform Raqs Iraqi in her shows; which has made her a unique dancer and having audiences want to see more of her.  Raised in a Latin family that loves music and dance,  Jizzelle’s passion for the arts was cultivated at an early age. She now draws her greatest inspiration from the stars of Egyptian & Lebanese style Bellydance, traveling to study with master teachers and perfect her craft. Jizzelle is also the Co-Producer of Shimmy Shakedown and the Creator/Artistic Director of Amirat Alsharq Dance Company. Aside from being a professional dancer, she has her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies from CSULB.  Jizzelle plans to further her educational career and begin her swimwear collection soon.


2016: BDUC People's Choice winner for Drum Solo category.

2015: BDUC 2nd Runner-up in Drum Solo live with Issam Houshan, won People's Choice award and Miss Congeniality.


Jizzelle believes if you're passionate in any art form, it is important to always keep learning to grow and be the dancer you want to be. She was introduced to Oriental Dance and trained as a teen by her wonderful friend, Joelle Spallaso, an Italian Oriental Dancer who was assistant to Wael Mansour, an international master teacher and performer living in Milan. Joelle trained Jizzelle on everything there is to know to become an Oriental Dancer and worked on technique, choreography, stage presence, knowledge, and what it means to be an artist. Jizzelle then met her mentor and now best friend, Richard Nedjat, who also introduced her to Iraqi dance (Kawliya) and helped her with musicality, feeling, learning about the Arabic culture, and more. She has also trained with many Egyptian, Lebanese and International star artists such as Randa Kamel, Jillina Carlano, Tito Seif, Camelia of Cairo, Khaled Mahmoud, Soraia Zaied, Mohammed Shahin, Aziza of Cairo, Osama Emam, Mercedes Nieto, Aida Nour, Amani of Lebanon, Sami Khoury, Yael Zarca, Leila Farid, Asi Haskal, Ahmed Hussein, and many more! In Southern California, Jizzelle is grateful for her teachers and mentors who taught her as a child and are still part of her dance life. These wonderful artists are Sabrina, Fahtiem, Kamala Almanzar, Lucia Herlinda and Jillina for taking the time to help her grow as a dancer and for believing in Jizzelle. Still today, Jizzelle continues to train and take private lessons to help her stay motivated and be a better dancer each time. Jizzelle enjoys to challenge and push herself to show others that anything is possible if you work hard and put all your heart into your work. As William Shakespeare once said, "Imagination is everything, it is the preview of life's coming attractions."

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