Leila Oriental
  • About Leila

    Leila is internationally recognised dance artist- teacher, performer and choreographer, based in Belgrade (Serbia), traveling around the globe to share her knowledge and passion for the art of oriental dance. She is one of the most in demand oriental dance artists of nowadays.

    Leila has a wide experience as a teacher, ranging from ballet and ballroom dances to serbian folklore, but dedicated best part of her life to her greatest love and passion – the art of oriental dance.Leila made her first oriental dance steps in the school of Alexandra Lahougue, from Nice and 2 years later started expanding her horizons by attending workshops with the most famous master teachers from all over the world.

    During the past years, Leila became one the most in demand dance artists of the oriental dance scene.Her wide knowledge, teaching skills and well respected performances took her all over the world: Czech republic (Prague, Brno), Hungary (Bekescsaba, Budapest), Greece(Thessaloniki, Serres, Corfu, Athens, Crete, Volos), France (Paris, Montpellier, Toulouse, Angers), Spain (Madrid, Barcelona), Slovenia (Ljubljana), Israel (Eilat), Palestine (Ramallah), Portugal (Lisboa), Egypt (Cairo, Hurghada), Germany (Kempen), Croatia (Zagreb), Austria (Vienna, Salzburg), Turkey (Istanbul), Slovakia (Bratislava), Bosnia (Zenica, Banja Luka), Ukraine (Donetsk, Kiev), Sweden (Stockholm), Belgium (Leuven), Bulgaria (Sofia), Cyprus (Nicosia), USA (Chicago, Seattle), Japan (Tokyo), Korea (Seoul), Italy (Sansepolcro, Venice, Turin), Switzerland (Geneva), Russia (Moscow), etc…both as performer and teacher, also as judge in the international competitions. What speaks on its own about her work is that wherever she travels, she is invited to go back, over and over again. She is very well known for her uneblievable energy, powerful presence, elegance and very inspiring teaching methods.

    Leila was the winner of 2 national oriental dance competitions and also was the winner of the 3rd place in 2 international competitions in Prague (Czech republic).She was also the 1st winner of Heshk Beshk festival in Venice (Italy).

    Leila is also organiser of “Oriental Love” festival in Belgrade (Serbia), where she unites famous teachers from all over the world for series of workshops, international competition and fantastic gala shows.”Oriental Love” festival was the first dance event organised in Serbia back in 2008. and it became the biggest and the most respected dance event in the region.

    ”Leila” dance studio exists from 2004. and it is considered as the best oriental dance school in the country, that has brought up some of the best qualified dancers and teachers in the region. You can read more about the studio, in the “Leila dance studio” part of the website.