Naiilah originally comes from New York where she studied with Elena
Lentini, Serena, Stella Grey and Tarik abd el Malik from Morocco’s
studio. Naiilah now resides in Hollywood, Florida. Upon coming to
Florida she resumed her dancing studies at Mid Eastern Dance Exchange
wtih Tamlyn Dallal, Virginia and Ilsa. She then began
studying and dancing with Kahreen & Kira and the Kismet Dancers of
Miami from 1998 to 2006. Naiilah has also studied with, many other incredible artists
through seminars, and learned a great deal from dancers such as Raquia
Hassan, Yousry Sharif, Dahlena, Nourhan Sharif, Mesmera, Shoshanna,
Jillina, Fahtiem, Aziz, Zhaleh Fereshtah and Angelika Nemeth to name a
Naiilah specializes in Egyptian style choreography. Naiilah performs
often as a solo artist in venues such as Kahreen and Kira's Dancer's
Nights, Beledi Productions' biannual Festival on the Nile, Joharah International's Halfi and the
Atlanta Danse Orientale Society's Egyptian Nights show.
She now teaches in Pembroke Pines and is the Director for the troupe
Rakisas Helwa, who have performed in various venues in south Florida.
Naiilah is also an accomplished martial artist having
achieved the rank of black belt in
Oyama Karate, an Okinawan Japanese style based on
Kyokushin karate. Naiilah studied in New York City for over 10
years and continued her studies through Shorin-Ryu and Seido (also
Okinawan styles) in South Florida.
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