Khalisah exhibited a love for dancing from childhood. She began her dance education as a child but found her true dance love with bellydance in 2005. Since then, she has fully immersed herself in her education, taking classes and being involved in private intensive training with internationally recognized dancers such as Aziza of Montreal, Lisa Zahiya and Ava Fleming. As a professional belly dancer her style has been described as a fusion of the beauty of bellydance with the classic lines of ballet.
As a dancer, her first focus is on expressing the beauty of the music presented to her. Khalisah demonstrates the effortless combination of Egyptian, Lebanese and Turkish styles while still maintaining the respect for the individual cultures they come from. Khalisah has been performing at private events and community festivals for years and has wowed crowds since then!
Khalisah began teaching in 2009 with Habeeba’s Dance of the Arts in Grandview, Ohio. At Habeeba’s, Khalisah fell in love with teaching. There she taught everyone from the first class a dancer has ever taken to established professionals. With her warm and accepting teaching style, students began to flock to her. After several years of teaching with Habeeba’s, Khalisah decided to take a break from teaching at Habeeba’s to fully dedicate herself to her training. During this break from teaching, her dance went to the next level. Now, she is ready to share the lessons she has learned with her students. Khalisah is in the process of creating a curriculum for beginning to advanced students and will begin teaching dance classes on the Columbus area. Click on the “classes” tab on the website to learn more about where and when you have learn from this dedicated and knowledgeable teacher.