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L-R: Back, Atlantis and
Tonya, Front: Tara Marcel, Hannah, and Kalecia
Winner: Tara Marcel
1st Runner-Up: Hannah, 2nd Runner-Up Kalecia
L-R: Tonya, Roxanne, Tamara,
Kassundra, Talia, Celestia, Kalila, Tabitha, and Atlantis
1st Runner-Up: Tamara, 2nd Runner-Up: Tabitha
L-R: Back: Tonya, Jasmina,
Kamar, Joanna, and Atlantis in front.
1st RU: Kamar, 2nd RU: Joanna
Choice: Kamar, Congeniality: Kamar
Far Left: Leela w Salome
Top Middle: Tonya w/Anisa's Oriental Beledy Dance Troupe,
Right: Amarian, a Duo;
Floor: Left: Troupe Sahira. Right: Daughters of
Winner: Troupe Sahira
1st RU: Leela with Salome
2nd RU: Anisa's Oriental Beledy Dance Troupe
3rd RU: Amarain
People's Choice: As'haab of the Middle East
Daughters of the Wind
L-R: Tonya, Harry Saroyan,
Ralph Karapetian, Rania, Jessica, Anja, Dora, Nusheen
Floor in front: Atlantis
1st RU: Dora, 2nd
RU: Anja, 3rd RU: Jessica
Choice: Dora, Congeniality: Nusheen
L-R: Ralph Karapetian,
Harry Saroyan (trophy Sponsors);
Linda Kitiara, Aziza, Marula Darowish, Jasmina,
Floor in Front: Tonya and Atlantis
1st RU: Marina Darowish, 2nd
RU: Anja, 3rd RU: Jasmina
People's Choice: Marina
Darowish, Congeniality: Linda Kitiara
- Judges 2002
Drummer of the Universe
- Amina Goodyear, Maurice Saba, Marta Schill, Jeremiah Soto, and Susu Pampanin.
Little and Junior - Taji, Amina Goodyear, Marula
('98 Divine Winner), Kareema ('01 Divine Winner), Jeanine ('99 Divine Winner)
Divine - Amina Goodyear, Kajira, Marta Schill,
Group - Kajira, Ashana
Hanada, Ninah Sahar, Marushka, Marta Schill
- Aisha Ali, Ali Hamidazeh, Amina Goodyear, Sah'ra, Angelika
- Marta Schill, Amina Goodyear, Mesmera, Angelika, Sah'ra
Trophy Sponsors 2002:
We are most grateful to our wonderful Sponsors,
Mr. Harry Saroyan of Saroyan Manufacturing, PO 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 2001: "Blessings to All!
Happy New Year - Once again our commitment to you is to ensure that the Belly
Dancer of the Universe Competition continues to be the Ultimate learning and pleasurable
experience for all. We are always looking for new ways to make it more special.
We invite you all to attend our famous Original Belly Dance Showcase, where very Wednesday
evening a variety of Mid-East events of the highest caliber take place.
was very pleased to once again be voted President of MECDA's Beach Cities Chapter.
Her busy year also featured her dancing on KCAL's Post Game Football Sports Recap.
Ch 9's TV program "To Tell the Truth" also honored her with a special segment
for being one of the most highly award winning Belly Dancers in the country, and
TV's CH 7 caught her performing for Sharon Stone's favorite charity, The Hope
Ball. Atlantis continues to perform and book entertainment through her company,
Belly Dancers of the Universe, at some of the finest hotels and events in the
Southern California area.
My classes at the various colleges and privately
have doubled, as belly dancing continues to thrive. My passion is working as a
Practitioner at the Seal Beach church of Religious Science and working the World
Ministry of Prayer phone lines. This year we sent our annual donation to the Equus
Rescue and Sanctuary, PO Box 3273, Glendale, CA 91221, 818-768-3469, for the care
and upkeep of our five rescued horses. All donations are deeply appreciated. Please
help them. Atlantis and I will be in Florida teaching Master classes and performing
in April 2002. We'd love to see you!
Love, Peace and Blessings." Tonya.
If you are a well known teacher from the USA or abroad, we would be interested
in you sharing your talents with us for the 2003 Competition. Please send us publicity
information and what you would require to make this beneficial for you. We enjoy
the personal touch, so please call Atlantis 562 433 6615 personally, or send your
information to the BDUC address below.
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