Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Belly Dancer of the Universe 2009 winners

The Belly Dancer of the Universe Competition has been a popular event in Southern California for years, but this year proved just how much this contest has grown. Dancers came from all over the globe to compete in various style and age categories, and put a truly international touch on this year's festivities.

Unfortunately, a pregnancy complication kept me from attending, but thanks to Deborah, who produces the annual Market of the Casbah festival in Fullerton, we have the winners:

UNIVERSAL:
Dilek of San Diego

EGYPTIAN:
Maryam of Mexico

GROUP:
Belly Soul Fire of Oregon


DRUM SOLO:
Sema Yun of Korea

TAXIM:
Mireya Yamilet of Puerto Rico

VEIL:
Enise from the South Bay area

FUSION:
Guzel Gilmeeva of Russia

JUNIOR:
Attiya of New York

CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS:
Guzel Gilmeeva of Russia

4 comments:

theTurkishDancer said...

Egyptian Category won by Maryam, from Tijuana.
http://www.maryambellydancer.blogspot.com/

DeAnna Cameron said...

Thanks for the alternate Web site link, TurkishDancer :-)

MARYAM said...

Hi!! im Maryam, from Mexico, i won the Egyptian category, but my link in my name Maryam is wrong. the good is www.maryambellydancer.blogspot.com, like The turkish Dancer said, or soon www.maryamrakssharqi.com
Thank you for correcting

DeAnna Cameron said...

It's fixed now :-)