LEILA FARID

Master Teacher

Leila is one of the most popular working dancers in Cairo for the 13 years.

Leila is one of the most popular working dancers in Cairo for the 13 years. While in Egypt she performed for parties, dignitaries, and weddings in Egypt and throughout Europe and the Arabian Gulf. She also danced continuously for Nile cruises, in the best hotels and concerts on television. Leila is also a well-known actress and model and is a recognizable personality throughout the Middle East being involved in hundreds of TV show, music videos, commercials and films.

Now based in the US, Leila teaches her exquisite dance style in workshops around the world. She draws on years of knowledge of the culture behind the dance as well as thousands of hours on stage in Egypt. Leila has produced some of the best-loved dance CDs today (the only dancer to utilize a “live sound” in her productions). Her DVDs are the top selling belly dance DVDs on Amazon, as well as being thoughtful and sound Egyptian dance instruction. Leila was the founder of Camp Negum, a yearly live music dance festival in Egypt that focused on exposing dancers to the culture behind the dance. Her writings about dance and culture are utilized by scholars and dancers around the world.