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.

'Khalida taught me the very first belly dance steps and so much more, she was able to introduce me in the world of oriental dance quickly. She is generous, sharing all her knowledge to her students and that's why she stays interesting, every year again. Over the years, I saw an amazing evolution: she started as a shy teacher but became a star, now teaching workshops all over Europe and the US! She is like a role model to me.'