Based in Long Beach, CALIFORNIA
Regionals held in
June, Los Angeles, CA, SoCal
September, Las Vegas, Nevada
November, San Francisco, CA, NoCal
Global Event in February in Anaheim
by Tonya and Atlantis
and Produced by Bellydancer of the Universe®, ©2017
of the BDUC 2004 - SEE PHOTOS BELOW
Annual Bellydancer of the UniverseŽ Competitions
1st Runner Up: Tiger Lily
1st Runner-Up: Azar
TIE for 2nd Runner-Up: Jheri St. James and
People's Choice: Jheri St. James
Halame Congeniality: Avianna
1st Runner-Up: Diosa
2nd Runner-Up: Mayumi
Halame Congeniality: Jenna
1st Runner-Up: Troupe Oh La La
2nd Runner-Up: Devadasi
People's Choice: IO
Halame Congeniality: IO
Champion: Ava Fleming
1st Runner-Up: Sa'diyya
2nd Runner-Up: Zephyra
People's Choice: Ava Fleming
Universal: Champion: Jamileh
2nd Runner-Up: Jasmina
3rd Runner-Up: Habib
Halame Congeniality: Mimi
Champion, Viridiana, (So. Calif), Tonya, Atlantis, and 1st RU Tiger Lily (So.
L-R: Atlantis, Center: Viridiana, (So CA) Champion, Junior Category, and Tonya
CHAMPION: Avianna (So CA) pictured below with Tonya
RU Divine Category
Tie: Jheri St James (So CA)
and Najma (So CA)
Divine Category congeniality award: Avianna (So CA)
RU, Divine Category, Azar (No. CA)
pictured above with Tonya
Peoples Choice Award:
Jheri St James (So CA)
L-R: Atlantis, 1st RU Diosa (AZ) , Champion Habib (AZ), 2nd RU
Mayumi (NY), and Tonya
Center: Fusion Champion, Habib (AZ)
(also the Peoples Choice Award
Winner!) with Tonya and Atlantis.
Fusion, Halame Congeniality Award, Jenna
Seen on Channel 13, 11, 9, 7 and 2 BD/TV all day coverage.
Category: L-R: Midnight Mirage (UT), Champions; Troupe Ooh La La (No CA) 1st
RU; Devadasi (So CA) 2nd Runner Up; Atlantis and Tonya in front row.
Category Champions: Midnight Mirage Dance Company (UT) with Atlantis and Tonya
Choice and Halame Congeniality Awards, Group Category: IO (So CA)
Category: L-R: Tonya; Harry Saroyan, Sponsor; Ralph Karapetian, Sponsor; 1st
RU Sa'Diyya (TX); 2nd RU Zephyra (UT); 3rd RU Elisheva (So CA);
(AZ) Egyptian Champion and Halame Congeniality Award Winner and People's Choice
Award.. Kneeling in front, Atlantis.
Tonya, Harry Saroyan, Ava Flemming (AZ) Egyptian Champion, Ralph Karapetian, and
L-R: Jamileh (UT) Champion; Atlantis; Habib (AZ) 3rd RU.
Back, L-R: Ralph Karapetian;
Harry Saroyan; Tonya; Sa'diyye (TX) 1st RU; Jasmina (So CA), 2nd RU.
Universal Champion Jamileh (UT); Atlantis; Tonya; Habib (AZ) 3rd RU and People's
Champion, Jamileh (UT)
Universal Halame Congeniality Award: Mimi (So
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