Khalida is a multi-award winning professional belly dance performer and instructor, born in Belgium and living in Germany. She currently offers personal coaching for dancers, instructional DVDs and Workshops for different levels as well as high-quality performances.
She was the first dancer/instructor to graduate with distinction at Yamila’s 3,5- year professional training for performers/teachers of Middle-Eastern Dance in NL in 2007. In that same year she was the first performer to win the ‘Bellydancer of the World’ main category (solo oriental/raqs sharqi) title at Leyla Jouvana‘s international festival in Duisburg.
Known for her musicality, originality, stage presence and technique, Khalida has quickly become a sought-after performer and instructor at local as well as international bellydance events. Students and dance colleagues describe Khalida as a gifted and generous teacher and an engaging performer with a passion for the art.
“Khalida is one of the most inspiring people I’ve met. Her performances never fail to amaze me. She has turned me speechless with introvert and emotional dances as well as with powerful dances, bursting with exciting energy. She is also an excellent teacher/coach. As a person, Khalida is sweet, very generous and funny to boot! If you get the chance to dance with her or just to hang out, don’t hesitate, you won’t be sorry :-) If that’s not quite an option…. get her on DVD! :-)”
Contact Khalida for more information about hiring her for Shows and Workshops.
In 2011 Khalida collaborated with AzizaRaks Productions (USA/CA) to produce her first 2 instructional DVDs: Shimmies with Khalida and Isis Wings with Khalida.
In 2015 she started producing her own DVDs and Downloads. All available instrucional DVDs can be found in the Online Store.
She has been successfully featured as a guest instructor/performer at belly dance festivals in Norway, Denmark, Israel, Belgium, Turkey, The Netherlands, Greece, Czech Republic, Poland, UK, Egypt, Serbia, Canada and the US.
Khalida has been invited to judge at numerous international bellydance competitions. In 2016 she received the Raqs Flow Level 1-certificate with Sadie (USA) in Breda, NL.