29th Annual Bellydancer of the Universe® Competition
& Global Belly Dance X-PO

First Global Bellydance Expo of its kind in the United States!

March 2-3, 2019    M3 Live Theater Anaheim, California
(5 minutes from Disneyland!)

~ Beautiful Concert Stage to Compete and Perform On
~ Cutting edge Original Competitive Categories
~ Unique Comprehensive Classes        ~ Best in Music, Dance, Creativity
~ Unmatched for men, women, children and groups

~ Exclusive Award Winning Master Judging Panel found only at Bellydancer of the Universe ®
and giving you comprehensive feedback on your performance!

Atlantis:   310.990.9549    or    tonya-and-atlantis@charter.net

NOTE: You do not have to win a regional competition to compete in the global event in March.



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JUNE:    SO CAL Regionals

SEP:    LAS VEGAS Regionals

NOV:    NO CAL Regionals

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Past Competitions:

BDUC 2018

BDUC 2017

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2019 Global Bellydancer of the Universe ® Competition
and Global Belly Dance X-PO

REMEMBER:  There is *NO* workshop requirement to compete at Bellydancer of the Universe Competition!

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M3 Live Theatre Stage is 36 feet wide, 18 feet deep, 30 inches high *and* you can enter from either side of the wings!

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2019 Global Bellydancer of the Universe ® Competition 

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Tonya and Atlantis and Bellydancer of the Universe® were honored with a prestigious award from Diamond Pyramid at Cairo ShimmyQuake, June 3 and 4, 2017 for their long-standing contributions to the art of bellydancing. Pictured in the photo next to Atlantis is Jayna Manoushe, fellow workshop instructor with Atlantis at CSQ, and Emile Siah, producer of CSQ. Atlantis' workshop was a sellout as well as the Saturday night show. Thank-you Diamond Pyramid for starring Atlantis in 2017. Diamond Pyramid is a 28-year sponsor of Bellydancer of the Universe® Competition.

Tonya and Atlantis are available for workshops at your event globally and on Skype.
You've taken a class from the rest, now learned from the best  ...... You could be the next Bellydancer of the Universe®!



Dear Tonya, Atlantis and Vince

Thank you.

I am so happy!

I have worked so hard for this. I practiced almost every day without thinking about the place I would get, because I did it for the passion I feel for Belly dance. I believe that if you feel confidence and passion for what you do in life, you will get rewarded. It is like if you have won the competition even before it had started.

I really love the way this competition was organized, adding new categories and always innovating is awesome. Being part of such an important and prestigious event was amazing. Bellydancer of the Universe and now Global Bellydance Expo are really exciting experiences every bellydancer should live.

The fact of being the champion of the universe 2018 is one of the most incredible and inspiring experience I have ever had. However, I must say that this is also the most challenging competition I have ever been part of, but I know that all the effort has rewards.

I enjoyed every single second I spent on stage. In the same way, it was a pleasure sharing stage with amazing and talented dancers. We are all winners!

Additionally, I would like to make a special recognition to all the judges and sponsors for supporting this fabulous competition.  

Sending Love and kisses

Georgette, Champion of the Universe 2018

Winner of Southern California Regional Champion 2017, 2nd Runner Up Specialty Prop Category and People's Choice 2017

1)   Champion of the Universe 2018
2)   Champion Fusion Category 2018
3)   1st Runner up Drum Solo Category 2018
4)   People’s Choice Drum Solo Category 2018&
5)   1st Runner up Speciality Prop Category 2018
6)   People’s Choice Speciality Prop Category 2018

PD: I want to dedicate these awards to my country Venezuela. I'm giving you a little bit of joy inside the chaos you are living. You are in my prayers

??Georgette is from Caracas, Venezuela. She discovered Oriental Dance in 2010. She recently moved to L.A. where she has performed at different venues in Los Angeles and Orange County, delighting the audience with her grace and elegant style.

Besides being a professional Belly dancer, Georgette got her Bachelor Degree in Business Administration in Venezuela. She is also a professional make-up artist, and she has modeled in TV commercials and danced in Music videos. 

Georgette considers herself as a devoted student of this beautiful art and now she is bringing her fun and particular style to the communities, teaching belly dance to Kids and Women (Spanish and English Speakers) at the City hall of Paramount, CA.

The most important thing she has learned from Belly dance is the opportunity to inspire and learn from others no matter the language, religion or race.   


Querida Tonya, Atlantis y Vince


¡Estoy tan feliz!

He trabajado muy duro para esto. Practiqué casi todos los días sin pensar en el lugar que obtendría, porque lo hice por la pasión que siento por la danza del vientre. Creo que si sientes confianza y pasión por lo que haces en la vida, serás recompensado. Es como si hubiera ganado la competencia incluso antes de que comenzara.

Realmente me encanta la forma en que se organizó esta competencia, agregar nuevas categorías y siempre innovar es increíble. Ser parte de un evento tan importante y prestigioso fue increíble. Bellydancer of the Universe y ahora Global Bellydance Expo son experiencias realmente emocionantes que toda bellydancer debería vivir.

El hecho de ser la campeona del universo 2018 es una de las experiencias más increíbles e inspiradoras que he tenido. Sin embargo, debo decir que ésta es también la competencia más desafiante de la que he formado parte, pero sé que todo el esfuerzo tiene recompensas.

Disfruté cada segundo que pasé en el escenario. De la misma manera, fue un placer compartir el escenario con bailarinas increíbles y talentosos. Todos somos ganadores!

Además, me gustaría hacer un reconocimiento especial a todos los jueces y patrocinadores por apoyar esta fabulosa competencia.

Enviando amor y besos

Georgette, Campeona del Universo 2018

Ganador del Campeonato regional del sur de California 2017, 2do lugar en la Categoría de Prop y favorita del publico 2017

1)   Champion of the Universe 2018
2)   Champion Fusion Category 2018
3)   1st Runner up Drum Solo Category 2018
4)   People’s Choice Drum Solo Category 2018 
5)   1st Runner up Speciality Prop Category 2018
6)   People’s Choice Speciality Prop Category 2018

PD: Quiero dedicar estos premios a mi país, Venezuela. Te estoy dando un poco de alegría dentro del caos que estás viviendo. Están en mis plegarias.

Georgette es de Caracas, Venezuela. Ella descubrió el baile oriental en 2010. Recientemente se mudó a Nueva York, donde ha actuado en diferentes lugares en Los Ángeles y el condado de Orange, deleitando a la audiencia con su gracia y estilo elegante.

Además de ser una bailarina de danza del vientre profesional, Georgette obtuvo su Licenciatura en Administración de Empresas en Venezuela. También es una artista profesional de maquillaje, y ha modelado anuncios de televisión y bailado en videos musicales.

Georgette se considera una estudiante devota de este bello arte y ahora está llevando su estilo divertido y particular a las comunidades, enseñando danza del vientre a niñas y mujeres (hispanohablantes ) en la alcaldía de Paramount, California.

Lo más importante que ha aprendido de Belly Dance es la oportunidad de inspirar y aprender de los demás sin importar el idioma, la religión o la raza.

Thank you



Hi Atlantis!!

I’m doing fantastic...on cloud 9!! I hope you and Tonya are recovering well!

I have such a deep respect for BDUC, the format you made, and how hard it is to get through it all to win these categories, wow...it’s easy to say that this was the hardest thing I’ve ever done in dance. It was worth every second. With that said, thank you so much for everything, I can’t say it enough and express how grateful I am...my world has changed so much now. I feel like I owe you so much. Seriously if there is anything I can do to help you out please let me know...I don’t want to win and walk away. I’d like to support in any way you’ll let me so talk to me about it and let me know your thoughts! I will definitely be in Vegas, and CSQ in June, and if you’re not tired of me I’ll be in San Francisco too lol! Talk to you soon :) <3


1)   Champion Egyptian Category 2018
2)   Champion Universal Category 2018



It was a joy for me to compete in BDUC SoCal regionals. I got to share the stage with the wonderful local dancers and was lucky to get the 1st runner up award. 

The day before the competition I attended "Get the Creative Edge" workshop taught by Atlantis. The class was very fun and helpful. Atlantis pointed out what I (and all the other dancers in the class) should work on and improve in our technique and style. I loved that the class was very interactive, all of us got to watch each other and we also got detailed feedback from the instructor. The class gave me a self-confidence I needed before the competition. I would totally recommend workshops taught by Atlantis for both professional dancers with years of experience as well as mature dancers who are just in the beginning of their dance path, since the class gives us dancers the inspiration we all need! 

Thank you Atlantis!"  -- Mary W.



Dear Tonya, Atlantis and Vince,

You are a stellar family!  I hope you are all feeling rested and pleased with BDUC 27  It is clear to me and anyone who can see, that you are fabulously experienced and professional and most likely possess magical powers that allow you to succeed against tough challenges. I applaud and thank you again for all the nice gifts, lunch both days, parking and especially the privilege of being on your judges panel .... all but year 1. I truly am eager to being with you in 2018 and look forward to the changes. 

Again, thank you and bless you for your talent, passion and Love as Friends and Dance Family!!!  Love, mz --

Dancing at the Speed of Delight!


"If you`re having a Bellydance Festival or Competition, ATLANTIS MUST BE PART OF IT. She is SO PROFESSIONAL with an exceptional class about how to improve in a contest with so important tips she is expert and another class of finger cymbals that I believe is one of her specialities. Her dancing is so unique!!! Nowdays with so many dancers in the world (all doing the same and many without personal style) you need to have someone special like SPECTACULAR and CREATIVE ATLANTIS!!!! People here in MEXICO loved her!!!! Thank you Atlantis for being here, it was a faboulous weekend!" -- Maria Shazadi, Mexico City Producer


"Atlantis being a very dynamic performer herself brings the same quality into her coaching. Therefore, making every minute of your time count with important information with her vast knowledge in performance, entertainment and competition aspects of belly dancing. She will advise on costuming, prop usage, zil paying, artistic and technical choices of choreography sections all in the meanwhile leaving the final decision to the artist never enforcing her own opinions. Her feedback is clear, straightforward and to the point to make immediate improvements. She will spend time to make sure you drill the choreography or sections of it adequately during your time together with her before taking it on your own. Her fun and care taking personality makes your study a delight and a very valuable capture of new skills." - Nilay Engen


"I have always been proud to have participated in BDUC and know that it was helpful in my career, so THANKS !!!" -- Jillina


"To All.
Atlantis is the best EMCEE and a very good dancer - you should invite her. She will be a great addition to your show!" ---
Dr Samy Farag/ Sphinx Records - Champion of the Universe Sponsor.


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