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Jezibell Anat is a bellydancer, writer and actress. She began bellydancing at Serena Studios and studied with top New York City teachers, including Gamila el-Masri, Elena Lentini, Anahid Sofian, Morocco, Dalia Carella and Jehan. Performing both traditional cabaret bellydance and interpretive fusion, she has danced at festivals, restaurants, parties and special events through the New York metro area. She has appeared in ensemble dances with the Egyptian/American Folkloric Group, the Serena Dance Theatre, Gamila el-Masri's Nileside Dancers, Nadia Moussa & Company, and PURE (Public Urban Ritual Experiment). She began teaching at Serena's in 1996 and has since taught at Equinox Fitness, LaGuardia Community College, and Bridge for Dance. She also acted with Semolina Players and was a staff writer for Bennu Magazine.
Jezibell moved to Augusta, Georgia at the end of 2007. She is director of Eastern Star Dance Theatre and dances locally at shows, parties, cultural events and haflas. She performs in theatre productions, and several of her one act plays have been produced in Quickies, the original short play festival at Le Chat Noir Theater. Her poetry and articles have appeared in such diverse publications as Nomad's Choir, The Beltane Papers, Circle Magazine, and Heart of the Sun. She is currently acting in independent motion pictures with Forbes Films.
Articles on Gilded Serpent by Jezibell
- 7-31-12 Özel Türkbas Turkish Bellydance Trailblazer
She also discovered the pleasure in dancing for other women. As she would later write in her book, “When women liked me and applauded my performance, I knew it was going to be all right. …that I would have a career that would do more than bring attention to myself.”
- 9-10-12 From the Big Apple to the Peach State
In Augusta, options are much more limited, and dancers are more influenced by the Bellydance Superstars. My teaching experience at Serena Studios opened doors for me in Manhattan, but people in this area had never heard of Serena. I was trained to present a five-part cabaret show with live music, but here tribal improv prevailed.
- 1-2-2013 Halloween Treat, Silvia Salamanca & Haflaween,
There has been more interaction recently between the dancers in my current home of Augusta, Georgia, and in Columbia, the state capitol and largest city in South Carolina, which is approximately an hour and a half away. Some of the Columbia dancers have come down to dance with us at haflas and at our First Friday celebrations.