Photo by Willy MeurisKhalida is a multi-award winning professional belly dance performer and instructor, born in Belgium and living in Germany.

In 2007 she won the ‘Bellydancer of the World’ title at Leyla Jouvana‘s international festival in Duisburg.

Known for her musicality, stage presence and technique, Khalida has quickly become a sought-after performer and instructor in the belly dance community.

Students and dance colleagues describe her as a charming, generous and knowledgeable teacher and an engaging performer with a passion for the art.

She enjoys traveling to international belly dance events for teaching, performing, and continuing to learn about this beloved dance form. She studies with top teachers from Europe, the US, Egypt and beyond whenever possible.

She started touring in Europe as well as overseas and has been featured successfully at belly dance events in Sweden, Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, the UK, Israel, Greece, Poland, Czech Republic, Egypt, Turkey, Canada and the US.

In 2011 she has released her first Instructional Bellydance DVD series in cooperation with AzizaRaks Productions – Shimmies with Khalida and Isis Wings with Khalida.

At the moment Khalida offers Performances and Workshops in Europe and beyond as well as Masterclasses, Private tuition and online coaching.

'Looking back, I was a baby dancer when I took my first class with Khalida. I had been taking classes for several years and figured I pretty much knew everything there was to know. Boy, was I wrong :-)

Khalida's classes are a fun mixture of dance, technique, conditioning (ouch!), styling and music/cultural background. She was the first teacher who encouraged me to take workshops and study with as much teachers as I possibly can. She introduced me to the local bellydance community I love so much today. I can honestly say I wouldn't be the dancer I am today if it wasn't for her.

Since she moved to Germany, I can't take weekly classes with her anymore, but I still try to catch every opportunity I can to study with her. After every class, I come home with tons of inspiration and motivation! And despite her busy schedule, she always takes the time to answer any questions I may have. I consider her my coach, role model and friend.

So if you ever have the chance to study with her, don't hesitate! I'm sure you'll love her right away!'