About Malika


My first experience of belly dancing was attending a local class run by Gabriella Middleton. I went onto further develop my dance skills through attending a wide variety of workshops in Britain, Cairo and Berlin with; Liza Wedgwood, Bayda. Anne White, Candi and Khaled, Shalaby, Mona Mostafa, Randa Kamel and many more.

I completed my Certificate of Education at Nottingham University, specialising in belly dance and personal development. I have also completed the Exercise to music (CYQ) certificate. I firmly believe that belly dance is a great confidence builder, of which I am proof, and I encourage students to find and develop their own special style. I thoroughly enjoy teaching and passing on my knowledge of the skills, culture and enjoyment of belly dancing to students.

I founded Belly Dance World in 2006 as I had identified a lack of a cohesive belly dance provision within the Nottinghamshire area. This has given me the opportunity to deliver classes, workshops and perform at events in and around the East Midlands. I currently run approximately nine classes a week including college classes, I run a bi-monthly belly dance event and organise master class workshops that highlight different dance styles /techniques which is lead by an invited expert in that particular field.

I am always inspired by the enthusiasm, passion, motivation, energy and wealth of talent that is shown by new and experienced dancers.

My clients include:

  • Nottingham Business Venture
  • Vision Development Consultants
  • Nottingham City Council
  • Nottinghamshire County Council
  • Sure Starts Children Centres (across the country)
  • Day Centres
  • Residential Homes
  • Castle College
  • South Notts College
  • Sutton Centre
  • Women’s Institute
  • Virgin Active Gym
  • JJB Gym
  • New College Nottingham

Belly Dance World Nominations

Nominated for Community award by Women4Women – December 2007
Winner of Alternative Belly Dancer at Jewel of Yorkshire 2011

Please contact Malika if you wish to book her to deliver classes or workshops.