Saffron is my guilty pleasure, escape from the craziness of life and my sanctuary. -Sarah


Known for her joyful spirit, Khalila delights in connecting with audiences and students alike. She treasures the opportunity to share this beautiful art form with others through teaching and performing. Khalila encourages her students to find their own voice and fosters self-expression.

Khalila is a founding member of Saffron's Maqsoum Dance Company and has studied extensively with Saphira. Additionally, she has trained with Bozenka, Mohamed Shahin, Faten Salama, Raqia Hassan, Mohamed el Hosseny, Asharah, Karim Nagi, and others.

Since finding belly dance in 2002, she is continually amazed at the strength, peace, and energy it brings to her and so many others. She hopes her students will enjoy the many gifts that dance can bring to them.