For a beautiful and exciting performance that will leave you and your guests inspired to get up and dance, look no further than Jenna & Phoenyx! Professional, elegant and great with the crowd, Jenna and her dance group offer a variety of specialty bellydance styles including sparkling wings of Isis, enchanting silk veils and fans and dramatic sword and candle tray balancing. We can also teach you and your guests a few moves, or just get everyone up and dancing, or, let them sit back and enjoy one of our professionally choreographed floor shows! We work hard to create the perfect entertainment for your unique event, and custom-create a show just for you!
Price Range: $150 and up
Gig Length: 5 - 45 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish, Other
What to Expect
Jenna and Phoenyx provide family-friendly performances showcasing all the best parts of bellydance and beyond! But don't take my word for it, see what some of our clients have to say:
"Thank you for such great Entertainment!!!! You were absolutely wonderful and my family loved you and even better so did [my husband's Lebanese] family who have seen many belly dancers in the past! You were so skilled, so great and also I really appreciate your flexibility with dancing with guests!!!! When we were leaving the hotel, our bell hop said he heard we had a great wedding and many of the guests were saying the best part was the belly dancer!"
- JM, Redondo Beach
"I don't even know how to thank you for your STELLAR & MIND-BLOWING performance at FLAG STOP. You [Phoenyx] were unbelievable..."
- TP, Los Angeles
"Thank you so much for providing such wonderful entertainment on the day of our wedding! Your dancing was absolutely beautiful and you looked stunning! You are the reason the party got started! :)
- J.Attar, Pasadena
"I truly have to tell you how grateful I am for you. You were absolutely amazing! My parents had such a good time and could not stop talking about you. Not only that, but they said you were the best bellydancer they had seen; so authentic, tasteful, and talented. My neices were talking about you all night!"
"The dancers were fabulous and I had many compliments on them throughout the night."
-CW, Los Angeles
Phoenyx:BellydanceRising is a professional company of dancers and entertainers specializing in the art of bellydance. We bring a fresh, modern perspective to bellydance entertainment, offering elegant and electric performances to jump start any event, with fantastic choreographed dances to delight any crowd; and fun, tasteful audience interaction that never fails to elevate the mood of the room. Phoenyx specializes in belly dance, but can add an international flavor to the performance with a samba, Egyptian Fokloric or 'gypsy' number as well! Expect top-notch customer service, attention to detail and a performance that caters to the specific needs of your event!
Director Jenna is a star of internationally best-selling bellydance DVDs, protge of the legendary Serena, and owner of LA's premiere bellydance studio, DanceGardenLA, Jenna shares the art of bellydance through her captivating performances and accessible teaching style in Southern California and around the world. Many recognize her from her appearance as a bellydance instructor on Sex and the City - but Jenna counts dancing live on stage with Gogol Bordello in NYC and LA among her favorite performances.
Jenna & her company of beautiful bellydancers have brought their magic to the following venues, to name a few:
Bacara Resort, Santa Barbara
Hillcrest Country Club, Los Angeles
Los Angeles Convention Center
Calamigos at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, Burbank
Loyola High School, Los Angeles
Artwater Music & Art Festival, Atwater Village, Los Angeles
Taste of Eagle Rock
The Langham Huntington Ballroom, Pasadena
FlagStop Alternative Art Exhibit
Regentsea Yacht of Fantasea Cruises
San Gabriel Country Club
Phoenyx can create a fun, family-friendly show for almost any event -- fundraisers, anniversaries, corporate events, showers and bachelorettes, of course weddings, birthdays and bar/bat mitzvahs too!
Jenna's professional, heartfelt performances have taken her to Beijing, Dallas, Miami, and Las Vegas. In Las Vegas, a 6-month contract had her bellydancing in the production show at Desert Passage on the strip where she performed daily, for all ages, with such esteemed musicians as Bachir Abdel-Al on nay, Amir Sofy on darbuka, and Fouad Jarcheh on violin.
After a busy bellydance career in NYC, in 2005, Jenna brought her talent and dedication to Los Angeles, where she continues to perform and teach, now at her own belly-centric dance studio, DanceGardenLA . Opened with Zahra Zuhair in the Atwater Village neighborhood of L.A. in 2007, the studio boasts an incredible collection of the top belly dancing instructors in the state and even in the country. Shortly after her arrival in L.A., Jenna was invited to work with the troupes of 3 of the West Coast's finest dancers, and now directs and dances in her own professional dance company: BLOOM, founded in 2007, then reincarnated as Phoenyx:BellydanceRising in 2011. Phoenyx consists of unique and talented belly dance performers including Anahita and Lois Lotus, who showcase Jenna's original and dynamic choreographies. They have met with great success presenting new creative works like Jenna's innovative skirt dance to Percoloco and her clever take on Hakim's Telefon Zoghayar (Tameni Aleyk) at Kamala Almanzar's Choreographers' Collective shows in Alhambra.
Jenna made a special appearance on the Tyra Banks Show to give a bellydance lesson on air, and played a bellydancer in a skit for MadTV. She shimmied on Food Network's Aarti Party and coached The Help's Jessica Chastain in bellydance for a special role as well.
Additional Booking Notes
We provide the dancing and fantastic costumes, you provide the sound system. Other than that, we can work with almost anything? Indoor, outdoor, concrete, sand... you name it, we will make it work!
Dances Phoenyx offers include the following props and styles:
Golden or Iridescent Isis Wings
Candle Tray/Hand Candles
Flamenco Style Fan Dance
Silk hand scarves
"Gypsy" Fusion Style
Egyptian Cane Dance (Raqs Assaya)
Candleabra Dance (Shamadan)
Saudi Style with Embroidered "Thobe" (dress)
Drum Solo Dances
Persian Dance Solo
Turkish 9/8 Solo
And of course... Classic Oriental!
Influences & Inspiration
Classic Bellydance by Serena, Zahra Zuhair, Fahtiem, Samara and Jehan
Secure, Private Changing area
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