“I take the holistic approach to all of our productions,” said Leilainia.
Leilainia,every time I work with you and your performers,I come away with new knowledge of heart and soul - You are a gifted lady and a treasure. Thank you to all your performers for the added depth and dimension to Cheri and Roger's Wedding Celebration! -Laney (Elaine Graybill) 5/2011
"Between Leilainia's tradition-leaning sultriness and Adelaide's daring edginess, you can see why Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne and Piers Williams, the judges on NBC's "America's Got Talent," passed them along to the next round."-Doug Pullen, El Paso Times and MediaNews Group
Her dance isn't just about moves. It's about the spiritual connection each dancer finds within themselves. - Beach & Bay Press
Read full Washington Post Article: One of Leilainia's favorite benefits of belly dance is "it allows women to love their bodies the way they are." But do enough of it, and those bodies are bound to change.-EXPRESS in the Washington Post (Page 19):
"Once again you wowed the crowd at our Caltrans Diversity Day. You grow more intriguing and so so BEYOND BEAUTIFUL every time I see you. You are so lovely and charming. You truly must be a muse." - Joey York 10/14/09
"Leilainia's class was not simply a lesson in belly dancing, she had us get in touch with our emotions and express them through creative movement and colorful personal expression. So many of us are out of touch with the infinite wisdom our bodies possess and with the flowing presence of our emotions, which are both dying to be expressed. This class helped me get in touch with some emotions that I hadn't visited in a while and allowed me to experiment with their expression in a completely non-judgmental and supportive environment. The class also allowed me to move past some blocks in my confidence and self-expression as Leilainia encouraged all the women in the class to find our inner flirts and allow them to come out and play. I believe there is important growth to be had in self-confidence, expression and embodied wisdom in Leilainia's classes. In short, women need these classes ASAP!" - Korrie Kashuba
"I could NOT have done [our event] without the Amazing Shimmy Sisters!! Who knew two + years ago when I saw you perform at a show that I would be blessed enough to have you perform at my very own event! You all are the best and I am absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed the party! I look forward to definitely working with you again!"- Shirley Llamado-Qualcomm, Inc.
?"I just had to let you know how much you moved me as you danced, Leilainia, you are intriguing, fascinating, captivating, enchanting, and magical! Thank you so much for your energy." - Hector - The Samba Pimps
"The Virgin Unite Rock the Kasbah Party Oct 23, 2008 was the very first time I had a chance to work close to you...and I loved every minute of it! You are so beautiful, you move so gracefully, you have such a beautiful presence, your spirit glows all around you, what a completely inspiring energy you have! As the performer, you are the one moving on the outside, but as the spectator, I was totally moved on the inside. Watching you dance is a profound, soul nurturing experience...and I was awakened by it." -?Celine?Thibodeau ?about? Leilainia
"Bellydancing Business Women" Shimmy Sisters Featured in Dance San Diego Magazine March 2008 ! Read Full Article!
"Leilainia's dance defied the laws of gravity and pushed the limited of imagination." - Heart Magazine. Read Full Article.
" Green eyes lowered, she floats across the floor with an increased momentum, as if her motion dictates the music. Faster she moves, the crowd begins to clap with the increasing beat as she spins energetically, all the while smiling – her eyes twinkle with sincerity and laughter. She loves this – the crowd, the music, the dance." - Article written about Leilainia by Jennifer Thompson. Read Full Article.
Greeting from Iraq from Ray Hicks- "Every time I am in a gift shop I think of you all. And the few performances I was fortunate enough to see. (Rosies, Portugalla, and winston's) Is there anything I
“You are stunning. We all can't stop talking about you! Thanks for making our evening so over the top! “ Jennifer Zuffinetti
Leilainia,Adelaide and Company were an absolute hit at our party! The music was awesome and the "Shimmy Sisters" put on a incredible show that was professional and jaw dropping beautiful!!!This ensemble is an absolute MUST at your next event!!Burhan&Renee Oral
Gaslamp Quarter Stage Saloon 3/22/09 Performance: "I just wanted to personally thank each and every one of you for being so awesomely amazing and welcoming me the way you did. You are all beautiful artistic people that possess your own unique talents. I feel very inspired and happy today since our gathering last night. It was truly my honor to be able to vibe with you guys and collaborate. I was a little nervous at first because I have been out of the loop with dance but everyone there was supportive and accepting of one another. So thank you for being you and staying true to love compassion and art. Lastly I just wanted to say, I have never met a group of friends that are all equally talented in their own way. Its amazing to see you guys feed off one another and nurture one another’s art. You all possess your own special powers and to see it all mixed together it is truly and art that cannot be mimicked. So… Hats off to you all. round of applause… BRAVO!!!!" - Annie Martin (AKA Eliza)
I always love working with Nomad Artz because I can always feel confidant in their professionalism and imagination.- from Magi Productions (Light Rain, Doug Adamz)
Nomad Artz is the best entertainment organization we have ever worked with. When Nomad Artz is handling your entertainment needs, you have no worries what so ever. They are easy to work with and their performers are real pros, They are very responsive to our needs. They are extremely creative and are able to do whatever we envision with our events. Every time we use them, we get compliments like crazy. Do yourself a favor and use Nomad Artz for your next entertainment function. You'll be glad you found out about them. - Patricia Medici, Director - Hal Marcus Gallery
“Leilainia is truly mesmerizing, her unique and exotic looks are coupled with her sensual and spectacular dance performances make her one the finest performers! I would highly recommend her for any event that you have in mind, she will leave them with a lasting impression…”
You performance was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING at our Wedding!! I wanted to thank you so much! Everyone could not stop raving about your performance! Also, the dj was wonderful at the wedding as well ...thank you for your recommendation! Wonderful! Thank you!! - Allie and John Rubey
I was invited by Greg to Ishtar Rising, and I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the performance. I was blown away. The soloist [Sabrina] had such control over her body and the audience that I felt like she stopped time. I literally felt like I was in the "Matrix". And Leilainia’s sword dance was one of the most incredible things I've ever seen. I can't believe that she could dance so expressively while at the same time balancing those swords. Thank you so much for sharing your art. It really transported me somewhere exotic. The live music, drumming and dance were a great combination. - S.L.
"As I mentioned at the time, your dances at Alma were truly wonderful (particularly that solo)...Really!!....I've spent my entire life since my early teens studying and teaching movement & martial arts and I wouldn't bother to say that if I didn't mean it. Good Work!!"- Chris Luth, Tai Chi Master
Great Job last night!! You both raised the energy level & put on a great show. My sister is a dancer, so I was forced to go to many dance shows. The green costumes were cool. You both are raising the bar as far as belly performances go. The part where you [Leilainia] dance & Adelaide try's to cut in front of you is always funny - how many belly shows have humor?
Thank you so much for the amazing show that really dazzled all our guests. The show was very beautiful and highly professional. You were all stunning. As you are a great dancer, it was a pleasure doing business with you. - 7/21/06 Wedding
What a beautiful day and experience it was. I thought I died and went to heaven with thirteen belly dancing angels! The drumming and music was non-stop fun... You were the hit of the parade. I have spoken to many people and you were there favorite entry! - Coronado 4th of July Parade 2006
Leilainia, All I can say is WOW!!! YOU ARE AMAZING!!! You are so graceful and you look the part of "the beautiful, mysterious, graceful dancer who moves like liquid smoke." You nearly took my breath away, Leilainia. You were meant to do this. Just in case I haven't made myself clear enough, I AM DULY IMPRESSED. Thank you for being who you are and doing what gives you joy. Passion is what makes our lives worth living and you radiate that-not just when you dance-but in everything you do. – Chris Kesler, holistic healer
Thank you so much for making my best friends Bridal Shower so entertaining and unique. I had so many compliments about how the girls enjoyed themselves tremendously and it was the best shower they have ever been to. Your performance was amazing and we had a blast with the Belly Dancing lessons (even from the Bride and Groom's mothers). However, the spiritual circle you created with the bride, family members and bridesmaids was one of the most heart warming events I've ever experienced. I will highly recommend you for any Bridal Shower (or event) I attend or give in the future. Thanks again!!!- Sandi M
t I wanted to let you know what a great show you put on for my Birthday party! It was PERFECT! Everyone loved it. - Kim Grant, AIA
Hi Leilainia, Just want to thank you. I really enjoyed working with you and your sister. You were both very charming and beautiful as well as being talented expressive dancers. Also very easy to work with! I hope Doug [Adamz] can put together another show with all of us again sometime, it was a good group altogether! – Evan Morgan, musician
I have never seen Leilainia dance w/that snake before; wow, so impressive! You all looked great and sounded great as well!
Leilainia and Adelaide, I had fun watching you guys perform Saturday evening. It was nice seeing a different style of belly dancing. I really loved the sword and snake dances. I have never seen a snake dance before so I thought that was really cool! I'll see you guys soon. - Estrella Rangel
It was a delight meeting you, Leilainia. A more expressive dancer, a more feminine woman, would be difficult to imagine. - Best regards, Bill Amatneek/ musician
I really loved your class, Leilainia. I expected it to be with more focus on fitness, but it had more technique than all classes I took in the past. No one had ever taught real gypsy style before! I really enjoyed it. You are an artist at heart. Thanks! - J.O.
Hey Leilainia! I loved your show at Ishtar Rising! You guys are great! I really loved your performance. I take dance and I really appreciate when people have good choreography. You guys really accented the music with your movements and I loved your use of props. I'm looking forward to checking you guys out again. Keep up the awesome work! Much love. - Miles Davis
"For me going to Leilainia`s class is entering a different world. Her class is one hour in a world where nothing else exists - just you and the dance. Leilainia taught me not only dance moves, she showed me a new way of expressing myself and feel beautiful inside and out. I`ve been going to her classes for over 3 years and still feel more excited waiting for the next class."
“I am thankful that you are in my life. You are a wonderful teacher and your enthusiasm and joy of the dance are truly magical. You were born to be a bellydancer and I love to see you dance. Your amazing beauty is matched by your beauty of spirit.” - Thalia
"[Your class] challenges me to use my body in a much more controlled and elegant way than I am used to. Thank you for being an inspiring teacher."
"Thank you so much for the wonderful show you put on! You and your sister Adelaide were amazing... and the band, second to none! I loved the sword dance, and had a blast attempting to mimick your moves." - Jaime, Audience member at Jan 21, 2006 showcase at Chai & Chat
"I am an artist and professional dancer. Dance is not a hobby for me. It is me."- Leilainia