Khaled Mahmoud

Khaled started dancing in Cairo many years ago when he was just seven years old at parties and weddings, his father thought he was very artistic so he sent him to study Ballet for six years.

He went on to College to study accounts, so no time for dancing. When he finished College and working in a factory, he danced with a group for four years dancing Egyptian style. It was during this time he took Belly Dancing lessons with Abrahim Akef and many master teachers in Cairo, then Khaled became a Belly Dancing teacher himself for six years at the Maade Club and also worked on M/S Alexander the Great Cruise Boat in the evenings.

He likes the style of the old Belly Dancers Naima Akif, Tahia Carioca, Samia Gamal and all new style dancers.

Since arriving in England in 2001 he has held workshops and performed in shows all over the UK and in 2002 launched his International career at the Belly Dance Festival in Sweden. He now travels the world teaching and performing.

He is also part of the Nile Group in Cairo and Naseem El Sharq in Finland. Here in England he organizes his own Shimmy in the City Festival.