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The 2003 Bellydancer of the UniverseS? Competition is dedicated to our beloved father/grandfather, Louis O. Belli, With Love.

Views and Reviews of the 2003 BDUC

Here are The 2003 Winners!


L-R:Tonya, Celestia (Champion), Atlantis, Genie of the Desert and "M"

Winner: Celestial
1st Runner-Up: Genie of the Desert; 2nd Runner-Up: "M"


L-R: Tonya, Brianna (Champion), Tabitha, Tamara and Atlantis

Winner: Brianna
1st Runner-Up: Tamara, 2nd Runner-Up: Tabitha

L-R: Brianna, Atlantis and Tamara.



L-R: Tonya, Atlantis, Jade (Champion), Kareema, Bay'la Zena

Winner: Jade
1st RU: Kareema, 2nd RU: Bay'la Zena

People's Choice: Jade, Congeniality: Bay'la Zena




Group Competitors

Winner: Midnite Mirage
1st RU: Raks Sahibat
2nd RU: Anja's Court

People's Choice: Mighty Isis Dance Co

Congeniality: Jewels of Amarain




L-R: Tonya, Harry Saroyan, Anja, Calypso, Ralph Karapetian, Elisheva, Meera, Enheduanna, and Atlantis kneeling in front.

Winner: Calypso
1st RU: Enheduanna;
2nd RU: Meera, 3rd RU: Elisheva

People's Choice: Calypso; Congeniality: Anja



L-R: Tonya with Dr. Samy Farag, Harry Saroyan, and Ralph Karapetian (trophy Sponsors); Azhia, Jamileh, Meera, Shabnam; and Floor in Front: Atlantis.
(Not pictured: Celeste)

Winner: Azhia
1st RU: Jamileh,
2nd RU: Meera, 3rd RU: Shabnam
People's Choice: Azhia
, Congeniality: Celeste


L-R: Tonya, Atlantis, Prince Andrew, Luna, Linda Kitiara, Jayna

Winner: Prince Andrew
1st RU: Jayna,
2nd RU: Luna
People's Choice: Tie: Prince Andrew & Jayna

Congeniality: Linda Kitiara


L-R: Seated: Champ, Behrouz Rezazadeh; Ali Bundakji (1st Runner up); Charlie Vilialuazo, (2nd Runner up). Standing: Tonya and Atlantis


Toni Perrine, Helen Kelso, Patsy Okada, Lucy Diaz, Cyndy Duff, Irmgard Rogers


L-R: Amina Goodyear, Martha Schill, Atlantis, Dan Luna, and Tonya

Previous Winners of theLifetime Achievement Awards

Aisha All
Turquoise International
Kahreen & Kira
Harry Saroyan
Marta Schill
Lou Shelby

Trophy Sponsors 2003: We are most grateful to our wonderful Sponsors, Mr. Harry Saroyan of Saroyan Manufacturing, P. 0. Box 2056, Riverside, CA 92516 and Mr. Ralph Karapetian of All Star Tire Company, 2735 E. Artesia Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90805. We are honored and proud to have such fine gentlemen as our associates in this competition and thank them deeply for their love and support.

Update 2002

Happy New Year to all! Yes, the blessings continue to flow as our competition is receiving worldwide recognition and we continue to fulfill our commitment to make the Bellydancer of the UniverseS? Competition the ultimate learning and pleasurable experience. This year we have added the Fusion Category, which allows everyone total expression through Middle Eastern dance.

We dedicate this year's competition to our Father/Grandfather, Louis 0. Belli, who made his transition in September 2002. We miss him so. We thank you so much for your support of all our endeavors and invite you to attend our famous "Original Belly Dance Showcase," now in its 12th year, where every Wednesday evening live music, Belly Dancing and a variety of events of the highest caliber take place.

Atlantis and I are very proud to continue our service to MECDA's Beach Cities Chapter, as President and Vice President. Atlantis continues to perform and book entertainment through her company, Belly Dancers of the Universe, for Papadakis Taverna and the finest hotels and events in the Southern California area.

We both enjoyed a wonderful workshop and show in Miami Shores, Florida and Atlantis will return there once again in April 2003.

My dance classes just keep getting bigger and better. I continue my work as a Practitioner on the phone lines for World Ministry of Prayer and at the Seal Beach Church of Religious Science. Once again we sent our annual donation for care and upkeep of our five rescued horses. If you can help, send donations to the Equus Rescue & Sanctuary, P 0 Box 3273, Glendale, CA 91221, 818-768-3469.

Love & Peace to All, Tonya & Atlantis

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