Leilah is an award winning professional belly dancer who continues to perform around the world.
She is known for her thriving belly dance Youtube channel where she teaches belly dance and fitness. Some of her recent work has involved performing on the History channel, as well as with Liongate’s Befit and Popsugar!
Leilah's dance training began when she was a child in theatre school. Belly dance however became her passion as she moved into her teens. She first trained in oriental belly Dance in Nottingham, before learning with London’s top belly dancers, including Maëlle Mayel and Charlotte Desorgher
She then travelled the world learning from world famous belly dancers including Saudi (USA), Wael Mansour (Egypt), Jillina Carlano (USA), Randa Kamel (Egypt), Ozgen (Turkey), Elis Pinheiro (Brazil) Julia Farid (Ukraine) to name a few. Leilah additionally received a bellydance Diploma in Romania training with Yullianna Veronica (Ukraine). She never stops training and currently has the world-renowned Aziza, as her mentor.
In Leilah’s belly dance class, you’re probably going to sweat! We start the class with shimmy drills, learning basic techniques, posture and footwork.
We will then learn a choreography to either an Arabic pop song, a drum solo or an Arabic orchestra. This is where you will embrace your inner Shakira!
Every class is like a party and is for all levels. Don’t worry if you don’t get all the moves the first time, the more classes you attend the more moves you will start to understand. Belly dance is a celebration of the body, the curves, and the isolations so enjoy the journey.
Of course there are many styles of belly dance, and although Leilah usually teaches the oriental style, some weeks she may teach other fun styles such as Saidi (Upper Egypt) or Moroccan Chaabi style!
One thing is for sure though, you will always be moving your hips!