- About me
Kim Bech (aka Khalida Dance) is a multi-award winning professional belly dance performer and instructor, born in Belgium and living in Germany.
She has a background in ballet and jazz, started taking classes in middle eastern dance in 2003, and has been studying martials arts (Tae Kwon Do) and dance & movement theory in addition since 2015.
In 2007 she was the first dancer/instructor to graduate at Yamila’s 3,5- year training for performers/teachers of Middle-Eastern Dance with distinction, and the first dancer to win the ‘Bellydancer of the World’ main category (solo oriental/raqs sharqi) at Leyla Jouvana‘s international festival in Duisburg, DE.
In recent years, she has been successfully featured as a guest instructor/performer at international belly dance festivals in Norway, Denmark, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, The UK, Luxembourg, Greece, Czech Republic, Poland, Israel, Turkey, Canada, and the US (Hawaii).
She is also an experienced judge and BD competition coach.
At the moment she offers coaching for dancers, instructional DVDs, workshops for different levels as well as high-quality performances.
Khalida regularly hosts events and weekend intensives for dancers at her local studio.
Her aim is to share her passion for movement with fellow dancers, and to help promote artists she admires.