Azziza Salem

Azziza® is creator of Bellydi®, “The Sweeter Way to Sweat”. Belly dancing fitness that is so much fun, it makes you giggle while you wiggle.

This NY Belly dancing starlet started her journey in 1995 when she was searching for a fun way to get fit. After walking into Renate’s Harem Belly Dance Studio in Baldwin NY, she was bitten by the belly bug. Azziza® joined Renate’s troupe “The Goddesses Bas Harem” and delved deeply into her passion. A few years later, Azziza® moved into New York City, quit her day job and became a full time belly dancer.

Azziza® enjoyed 6 years in the Big Apple. She performed 7 nights a week for many celebrities including Puff Daddy, Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz and Kirsten Dunst. Azziza studied with a myriad of Egyptian teachers through the Egyptian Academy of Oriental Dance. Azziza® also studied and danced in Turkey and Egypt. With her obligations in NY, she had to turn down a contract in Egypt at the Cairo Meridien on the Nile.

For more information, please visit bellydi.com.

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Life has a way of keeping you humble. Profanity, hatred, anger, jealousy, rudeness and selfishness are not pretty or attractive. Mean people are hurting inside. Love them. You can’t fight anger. You must envelop it with love. It’s not a good idea to have a conversation if you are angry or upset. Wait until you calm down. People can change! But, it is up to them to make that choice. You can’t make anyone change. When you reach a certain low, it can be rock bottom or the beginning of a spiral out of control. It’s your choice! Everyone has… Read more.

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Inner Peace = World Peace. Think about it. If we all just focused on achieving inner peace, wouldn’t world peace be a byproduct? Inner peace can be found by following your passion. Your passion is built-in and it is your job to excavate it. You have a purpose that no one else can fulfill. Your purpose can be found by following your passion. It is a burning desire to do that which brings you bliss. Follow your passion with unshakable relentless persistence. Don’t let temporary setbacks make you feel like a failure. Each setback is a lesson and a stepping… Read more.