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.
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, and she has been invited to judge at several international festival competitions over the years. At the moment she offers performances, workshops, events, private and semi-private coaching for dancers, online classes, and instructional DVDs.