Performer Spotlight on... Jazida!
For one night only! Welcoming aboard The Burlesque Showboat all the way from Canberra, she's the poster girl for je ne sais quoi with stage presence and charisma to enthrall... Jazida!
Jazida is a Canberra based entertainer, producer and teacher creating with joyous abandon in the art of Burlesque. With a performance style defined by cheekiness, character and creativity and with a specialty for fan dancing, Jazida has won the hearts of the audiences, judges and has won multiple awards. She customises her performances with distinct and clever use of props, making her the perfect addition to a production show, hens nights or corporate event.
Jazida has become regonised as one of Canberra’s premiere burlesque performers and is no one-trick pony! As well as being a performer, she teaches her most loved art at the Canberra Dance Theatre. She is also the founder of #JazidaPoductions and works to run regular productions and facilitate professional development opportunities for local alternate performing artists. In addition to this, per passion for burlesque has seen her become a member of the Canberra Core Research Team working with the Australian Burlesque Museum to document the revival of Neo-Burlesque in the ACT and surrounding regions.
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Her flair for theatrics is combined with technical versatility, allowing Jazida to incorporate a range of aesthetics into her acts. This versatility stems from her background in belly dancing where she debuted on stage in 2009 soon becoming a seasoned belly dancer in Turkish restaurants across Canberra. In a push to find more avenues for creative expression and develop her repertoire further, Jazida leapt into the world of burlesque. Captivated by the striptease and fun flavor of burlesque performance, Jazida knew this was an art form she could really get creative with.
This passion for burlesque, combined with her versatility and performance style has sky rocketted her career, taking her across the country to perform at iconic events such as the Miss Burlesque Australia (Canberra and Darwin 2016), The Big Tease at the Australian Burlesque Festival (Sydney 2016 and Melbourne 2017), Burlesque Showboat (Melbourne, 2015), Vanguard Burlesque (Brisbane, 2017), , Red Light Confidential (Sydney, 2015 and 2016 and Melbourne 2017), Sunday Night Burlesque (Brisbane, 2015), the Adelaide Fringe Festival (Adelaide 2017), the National Folk Festival (Canberra, 2012, 2017), the Tribal an Trance Festival (Sydney, 2010), Floriade (Canberra, over several years), the Newcastle Bellydance Festival (2016), the Sydney Middle Eastern Dance Festival (Sydney, 2011) and the Canberra Multicultural Festival (Canberra, over several years).
Join Jazida alongside burlesque performers Ophelia Flower, Iva Grande, Bettie Bombshell & Mistress of Ceremonies Miss Fribby for our devilishly dark Friday13th Burlesque Cruise - on Friday April 13th!
Rally your friends, your human sacrifices and your familiars and join us aboard The Burlesque Showboat for our one night only 'Friday 13th Burlesque Cruise'
Dress to raise hell in your finest un-finery. Witches, demons and all things horrific welcome...
Be spellbound by freakishly seductive burlesque entertainment as you cruise the Melbourne harbour. Canapés & a glass of bubbles included with full bar service running for the duration of your cruise.
Group bookings welcome! Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org