Khalida is a multi-award winning professional belly dance performer and instructor, born in Belgium and living in Germany. She has a background in ballet and jazz, started taking classes in Middle-Eastern dance in 2003, and has been studying martials arts (Tae Kwon Do) and dance & movement theory in addition since 2015.
In 2007 she was the first dancer/instructor to graduate at Yamila’s 3,5- year training for performers/ teachers of Middle-Eastern Dance with distinction, and the first dancer to win the ‘Bellydancer of the World’ main category (solo oriental/raqs sharqi) at Leyla Jouvana‘s international festival in Duisburg, DE.
Known for her musicality, originality, presence and technique, Khalida has quickly become a sought-after performer and instructor at local as well as international bellydance events. Students, coachees and dance colleagues describe her as a gifted and generous teacher, and an engaging performer with a passion for the art.
In recent years, she has been successfully featured as a guest instructor/performer at international belly dance festivals in Norway, Denmark, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, UK, Luxembourg, Greece, Czech Republic, Poland, Israel, Turkey, Canada, and the US (Hawaii)
She is also an experienced judge and BD competition coach.
She regularly hosts events and weekend intensives for dancers at her local studio. Her aim is to share her passion for movement with fellow dancers, and to help promote artists she admires.
“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, Coaching and Workshop bookings.