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Click Here To Read the November, 2011 B-Metro article “Behind the Veil” & see the Photos of Aziza, her students and other Birmingham, Alabama USA Belly Dancers.
Aziza has taught and perfomed Egyptian Classic Middle Eastern Belly Dance for more than 40 years in and around the Birmingham, Alabama USA area. During this time, she traveled to Egypt to study under the legendary Nagwa Fouad. While in Cairo, Egypt, Aziza participated in the first belly dance contest held for non-Egyptian dancers which was judged by Ms. Fouad as well as her fellow Egyptian dance superstar, Sohair Zaki, and Aziza won first place. The tour of Egypt and contest which featured performers from the United States was featured in a segment of ABC’s “20/20″.
She also performed at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, AL for Prince Fahad of Saudi Arabia at a banquet he held for dignitaries at the base before his return to Saudi Arabia.
She also traveled and performed with the Birmingham-based Greek band, The Spartans, who entertained Greek audiences in the Southeast.
Aziza has also studied with American dance legends Dahlena, Cassandra, Dalilah, and Ibrahim Farrah as well as Egyptian masters Mahmoud Reda, Raqia Hassan and Mohamad Khalil. She has performed throughout the southeast for both American, Greek and Middle Eastern sponsored events.
Aziza has been featured many times in Dance Publications around the U.S. Read the History as told by Aziza, Middle East in the South East from Caravan Dance Magazine, and Dancer Spotlight from “Joy of Belly Dancing.”