About Me

Aleya of Cairo is a highly sought after oriental dancer, choreographer and instructor. She has performed on The Nile Maxim, The Nile Pharoah, and many Five Star hotels in Cairo, as well as at many Red Sea resorts and in numerous festivals. She is also the creator and producer of www.cairobellydance.com   A website with authentic Egyptian teachers, teaching real raqs sharki (belly dance) and foreigners who live in Cairo.

Since 2012, she has been a  featured instructor at Egypt’s Ahlan Wa Sahlan Festival, the world’s largest belly dance event, and also had the honor of dancing for The Royal Family Of Qatar twice. She also recently appeared performing as a guest teacher on choreographer Raqia Hassan’s Volume 12 and 13 Choreography DVD’s.

Born in America, before moving to Cairo, she was a nationally known performer captivating and entertaining audiences as a soloist and with the professional troupe she founded and directed, the Negma Dance Company.

In 2008, she moved to Egypt to immerse herself in the culture and pursue her dream of working as a professional belly dancer in Cairo. The decision was easy for Aleya, who had previously traveled to Egypt every year to study with the masters of belly dance such as Raqia Hassan, Mahmoud Reda, Dina, Randa Kamel, Tito, Aida Noor and many others.  Aleya is the creative director/producer of cairobellydance.com. She is also an instructor in Ahlan Wa Sahlan Festival in Cairo, Egypt.


  1. Lina - March 6, 2014 5:52 pm

    I would like to ask about private classes for belly dancing in Cairo. I don’t live in Egypt but I come from time to time to see friends. I love belly dancing and I’m planning to take it little bit seriously. Please email me all information regarding the private classes, such as location, cost, time etc..
    Thanks and best regards,

    • aleya - March 7, 2014 9:29 pm

      HI Lina,
      you didn’t leave your email, but you can email me at aleya@aleyabellydance.com and yes I teach privately in my home. thanks ! Aleya

  2. May - April 25, 2014 12:41 pm

    Hi aleya,
    I need your contacts to get more details about the dancing classes .

    Thank you, May

    • admin - May 1, 2014 5:19 pm

      HI May,
      My classes are only online and in workshops. Go to http://www.cairobellydance.com To take classes with Egyptian teachers and foreigners living in Cairo! :)

  3. amira - May 5, 2014 7:05 pm

    I need a private classes at my home whatever the price cuz my husband totally refused to go out

    • admin - May 8, 2014 6:53 pm

      Hi Amira,
      please email me. Thanks!

  4. nagwa gamal - June 8, 2014 11:14 pm

    There is a workshop or a small group to take a bellydance class ?

    • admin - June 18, 2014 11:47 pm

      hi Nagwa, I only teach privately right now. Sometimes Lorna (of cairo) on FB teaches some workshops. Please contact her. :)

  5. Ehab - June 13, 2014 12:51 pm

    Hi Aleya,

    I just wanna know where are you working now cuz it’s an honor to me to come and see you dancing

    great regards

    • admin - June 18, 2014 11:49 pm

      HI Ehab,
      I dont have a regular place to call my own I just dance when I’m booked. Sorry I wish I had better news. Thank you though and hopefully soon I will have a place. :)


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