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Nomad Artz creates the perfect ambiance for your event!

"Hi Nomad Artz, It was a pleasure working with you! Everything was flawless.
Thanks again, Laura ZOHAR PRODUCTIONS, INC. "

san diego magazine 2012 Woman of the Year :
Co-owner of Nomad Artz Leilainia (Leila) Penix is a finalist in San Diego Magazine's Women of the Year 2012. She is honored to be recognized as a leader amongst the prestigious group of female entrepreneurs in the San Diego community. Leilainia and her husband Gabriel help culture thrive through the arts. Their two companies Nomad Artz and Background Productions gather talented people who inspire and entertain. The dynamic duo organize and manage events, produce stage shows and arrange ambient entertainment.
San Diego Magazine's Woman of the Year award recognizes dynamic women who work to create positive change and contribute to the community.

"Thank you so much for your performance at the UC Riverside Homecoming Bonfire. Nomad Artz, thoroughly added to the event and positively impacted the student expereince. Thank you for adding so much fun. We look forward to working with you in the future." - Dominic / Associated Student UC Riverside.

"I love love loved it. You guys REALLY know how to capture the interest of the crowd. And the level of entertainment is... OUTRAGEOUS!!!" -David R. / Fan


"I just wanted to say thanks again for including me in the show at Petco Park. That was seriously the most fun and well organized event I have ever participated in. Your calm energy and kindness reminded me of why I love to perform. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!" - Lizbitz / Entertainer


"The acts you sent were superior! I hope they had as much fun with us as we had with them. They made our event a success and fit right into our event theme. Thank you very much especially for your flexibility. I look forward to working with you again." - Greater Sacramento Urban League Unity Ball 2011


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"I always love working with Nomad Artz because I can always feel confidant in their professionalism and imagination." - Doug Adamz of Magi Productions

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"OMG, Gabriel!! My wife & I, as well as every one of our guests, were totally BLOWN AWAY by the performances from Cheetah and the sisters! That was absolutely awesome! Thank you a TON for making our event un-frickin'-forgettable! ..and HOT?! Damn it! ..I've never seen hotter! Wow!"
- Brian Niznik, Regarding the Mermaid Mythology Show.

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"We had Leilaina from Nomads Arts come to our daughter's 1st birthday. She was a gorgeous mermaid, her tail was similar to the movie Splash, in fact she looked like she stepped of a movie set. She had pirates with her and an acrobat in a treasure chest. She told a story and when she tapped the treasure chest an acrobat came out and performed, then crawled back in. The theme was "An Ocean of Imagination." She brought props for the kids to play with, umbrella's shaped like jelly fish, she involved the kids in the story....it was really incredible! Everyone, including the adults, LOVED the party. I will absolutely use this company again.
They were 10 out of 10 in every way possible." - D.R.

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"I always enjoy the people you bring into your performance community!!! Each performance that I have experienced with Nomad Artz has brought ideas, realizations and happiness. Thank you from the deepest part of my heart. "
-Avarra, fire and stilt performer

"The entertainment provided by Nomad Artz was 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, Rancho Santa Fe,Ca.

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-Pierce Bronson. - John O'Hurley - Desire (a U2 tribute) for Gibson Guitars

"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

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"The Shimmy Sisters are truly an amazing duo in the dance world. I have been honored to have them dance on three occasions for events I thought would really enjoy the talents and movements of their dance interpretations. They are very professional, talented and beautiful in all aspects. From the initial contact to the actual dance and costuming, I was more than impressed with what they brought to the table. They are deserving of many accolades and I would wholeheartedly venture to say that they will mesmerize you."
- Pavel Sfera, Singer/humanitarian

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"What an amazing and beautiful gift to Cheri and Roger.
Everyone is still talking about it - the Fire, Sirens, Mermaid, Greek God -
I can still see the dancer sweeping through the room with her large fan.
I still can't believe how wonderfully all the incredible pieces came together- And, thank heavens, we brought in your sound and light folks! Guests were startled, amazed and delighted by your unique and special show.
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 Regarding the Mermaid Mythology Show.