Aziza Nawal has always continued to enrich her dance education by pursuing many styles and has proven her diversity by becoming member of Awalim Tribal Dance Company in 2009. Although she is Awalim’s newest member, she is no stranger to Middle Eastern Dance – being a multi-award winning performer, appearing on national and international television and teaching workshop thoughout the U.S. and Brazil for over a decade.
Aziza Nawal has been involved in Middle Eastern Dance (belly dance) for over 15 years. In addition to regular and guest appearances in restaurants and stage shows throughout the U.S., Aziza Nawal was the winner of the Middle Eastern Dance in North America competition in 2002, placed Third at the 2005 Double Crown Competition and finished 3rd Runner-up at the Belly Dancer of the Universe Competition in 2006. She has appeared on 11 Alive’s “Atlanta & Company”, WGCL’s “Good Morning Atlanta”, Fox Television’s “30 Seconds to Fame”, BET’s “Hell Date” and on “Yildiz Yagmuru”, a live variety show filmed in Istanbul, Turkey and was featured on IAMED’s nationally distributed performance video Belly Dance O’ Rama.
As an instructor, Aziza Nawal has taught ongoing group classes and specialty workshops in the Southeastern United States since 1998. She was a featured instructor and performer at the Annual Mabruk Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and has also taught workshops in Seattle, Washington, and Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Aziza Nawal’s extensive knowledge of Middle Eastern music and rhythms allow her to perform eloquent musical interpretation and dynamic drum solos. She attributes her compelling performance skills to her lifetime love of epic movies and vaudeville.