About Sohaila


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Sohaila is a world renowned professional Belly Dance artist with over 35 years of Belly Dance performance and teaching experience. An award winning director and choreographer performing on major entertainment stages across the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America.

Sohaila has published several widely referenced instructional DVD’s and books on the classical Egyptian dance and Folkloric dance styles and techniques including, “Near and Middle Eastern Dance workbook”, “Abcs of Belly Dance Costuming, Ideas and More,” and “Belly Dancing, A Holistic Dance.”

Along with being a world class dance instructor, Sohaila has developed programs that empower women through the art of movement and self-awareness.

Women of all ages and all fitness levels love her NewVo Fitness program and it is destined to become the top selling fitness class at gyms worldwide. Instructors everywhere are getting in on the craze by becoming certified to add NewVo Fitness classes to their exercise programs.

With her Sense-ual Woman program, Sohaila strives to build self-confidence and a strong sense of empowerment in all women. She has created a fun, in-depth online course that teaches women how to access the power within them by using their Five Sacred Senses and Ancient Belly Dance movements. Sohaila’s hope is to “Give every woman ownership of her self and make her feel truly beautiful – body, mind, and soul!”  

Sohaila has also created a library of instructional and dance DVDs’ that have been getting rave reviews from dancers around the world who can now add her expertise to their dance repertoire. She’s even gone a step further and created a program especially for dancers who can’t take her lessons in person or dancers who want to work even harder at reaching their goals.

Sohaila’s vision has always been to teach students the ancient art of Beledi (Belly Dance) and to keep this art form alive by building a strong network of new generation dancers. She is committed to passing on her knowledge to each of her students with patience, caring, and a firm belief that self-awareness and dance will enable them to unlock their power and positively change their lives, in the same way that they have hers.

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