BellyTwins, Neena & Veena
Bellydance and Bollywood; Los Angeles Area. Classes: private and group. Call 888 41-BELLY for info go to www.bellytwins.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Neena & Veena are artistic directors and choreographers of their own 80-member dance company that specialize in Dances of India (including bhangra, bollywood, folkloric, and classical), and Dance of the Middle East/North Africa. Having the first professional dance company of its kind worldwide, the twins started their dance group in 1995.
Many of their live shows consists of dancers, singers, musicians, as well as specialty performers with authentic, dazzling costumes from top designers from India, Pakistan, Egypt, and Turkey. Some of their live productions include "Bollyworld," "Journey thru the Veil," "Tere Mehfil," and "Hooray for Bollywood" all directed, produced, choreographed, and performed by the twins. Most of the shows ranged from 4 to 60 performers. Their energetic, breathtaking Indian/Bollywood and Middle Eastern/belly dance shows meet the demands of the growing East Indian-American and Arabic-speaking populations. Their shows continue to receive rave reviews from the press and audiences worldwide.
Because of their reputation for high-production value live and media shows, they have been hired by clients of all ethnicities, including A-list celebrities and dignitaries, to produce, direct and/or perform for galas, concerts, films, television shows and commercials, as well as many other prestigious events all over the world.
Neena & Veena, "The Bellytwins," have been featured as special guest dancers, choreographers, and actresses on hundreds of national and international stages, films, TV shows/commercials, and music videos. The twins are also the artistic directors and choreographers of their own dance company, which specializes in dances of India and the Middle East. Their live productions continue to receive rave reviews from sold-out audiences and media worldwide.
Based in Hollywood, CA, the twins have performed live stage shows for royalty, dignitaries, and world renowned artists and celebrities including former Prime Ministers of India and Lebanon, Eddie Murphy, Sting, Antonio Bandaras, Melanie Griffith, Nicole Kidman, Ozzy Osbourne, U2, Hugh Hefner, and at Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston.
Some television credits include Academy Awards, Live with Regis and Kelly, Dancing with the Stars, Big Time Rusg, Tracey Ullman State of the Union, The View, American Music Awards, and The Early Show. Neena & Veena have also been the center of Hollywood's TV gossip and news shows such as Entertainment Tonight, Extra, E!, and several segments on both CNN and VH-1. The twins have also made their mark on worldwide television networks including BBC (UK), CTV (Canada), Univision (Latin), Zee TV (India), Sony (India), RTN (Russia). Numerous national and international magazine and newspaper articles have been written about the twins in prestigious publications including InStyle, YM, Time, Muscle & Fitness, Harpers Bazaar, New York Daily News, and Fit.
Neena & Veena have been spotlighted in several books, and now they have a multi-book deal of their own with a reputable publishing company. Their first book, The Way Of The Belly received a rave reviews including a starred review from Publishers Weekly.
Neena & Veena are the pioneers in mainstreaming bellydance fitness products, and have produced over fifteen instructional and fitness videos, some of which had long runs on the Billboard Top Ten charts. Fitness magazine have named some of their videos the "Top Ten Videos." The Bellytwins have sold millions of products worldwide.