Aziza Al-Tawil Belly Dance Star
“In photos-she’s gorgeous. In action-flawless!” Alexandra Ahnide, 2015. Aziza Al-Tawil is a Belly Dancer, Singer, Actress, Film Maker, and “Editor in Chief” of “Egyptian Chick Magazine.” Soon to be in a featured role in a motion picture-details coming soon. Professional since age one. Playing finger cymbals since age two. As a singer, she is being hailed as “the next Liza Minnelli” by fans. Academy Award Winner Morgan Freeman was her first acting teacher at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Manhattan. As an “auteur film maker” she has been described as a new Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch, Ed Wood Jr., George Romero, and even Andy Warhol!
As a belly dancer, after going “pro” at age one she has performed with some of the biggest names in belly dance music history including, “Baba” Ajdin Aslan (“In an Egyptian Garden”), Freddy Elias (“Strictly Belly Dancing”), and Anestos Athanasiou (“Concerto for Bouzouki”) among others. Aziza has entertained in fine restaurants, nightclubs, country clubs, college campuses, block parties, and festivals. She was even a special guest performer around age twelve for famed Greek guitarist singer Aris San at his famed “Sirocco” nightclub known as a “hangout” for actors Anthony Quinn and Telly Savalas.
She was on the “Turkish Voice” TV show as a guest artist for several years from age six through thirteen. She received recognition as an “Armenian in World Dance” from the “Armenian Museum of Literature and Art” in Yerevan in 2008. Aziza also performs Jazz, Afro Caribbean, and Latin Freestyle Dance. She can perform Middle Eastern and Medieval themed shows, 70s and 80s Pop oriented shows with song and dance, and also retro Big Band and Burlesque type offerings. Aziza has also made a splash on the Fairy Festival circuit with a triumphant performance at the Avalon Resort near Washington, DC. Another recent performance was as a Pirate Queen in a “Rock and Roll” club in WV. Her costumed characters include Greek Goddess, Gypsy, Pirate Queen, Fairy or Butterfly.
Aziza is from a “multi-cultural background.” Her father was popular composer performer Samir Al-Tawil and her mother was Johanna, one of the foremost American dancers in the legendary “Greektown” scene of 8th Avenue and 29th St. in Manhattan in the 60’s and 70’s. On her paternal side her family roots are Armenian/Syrian/Italian/Greek rooted in the legendary ancient Biblical city of Tarsus which was in “Cilicia” and is now in modern day Turkey. Her mother was a dancer of Gypsy, English, Italian, and Cherokee origin.
Aziza is also a talented actress and will soon be seen in the role of a flaky and fraudulent “Psychic Fortune Teller” in Joseph Anderson’s “The Grave Caller” (working title). Trailer and details coming soon!
“Egyptian Chick Magazine” has come about because of her love of “Vanity Fair,” “National Geographic,” and exotic fashions and décor.
Some Comments from the Press and Others:
“But you could tell when Aziza did it was the real thing!” Nightclub Patron.
“Aziza is beautiful on our color television program.” Faruk Fenik, Producer, “Turkish Voice.”
“Aziza has grown up on Turkish Television. She is outstanding because she is so very graceful.” Inci Fenik, Producer and Host, “Turkish Voice.”
“Aziza did indeed make it look as easy as breathing.” The Charleston Gazette.
“But you could tell when Aziza did it it was the real thing!” Nightclub Patron.
“Aziza is a master of the hand percussion!” Soraya El Khouby, Atlantic City Middle Eastern Dance Star and Entrepreneur.
“I thought I knew what belly dancing was but then I saw you and realized I knew nothing!!!” Member of the “Baha’i Faith of Long Island” after seeing a performance by Aziza.
“Tell me. How long have you been belly dancing? No!!!! Don’t tell me!!! For I know. ALL YOUR LIFE!!! ALL YOUR LIFE!!!.”Enthusiastic Greek gentleman at an outdoor fest.
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