Layla has studied classical, Egyptian-style belly dancing under the world’s premier belly dance instructor, Raqia Hassan. Layla began working as a soloist in Los Angeles where she performed for a variety of audiences at restaurants, concerts, music videos, and private parties for numerous celebrities and members of the Saudi Royal family. Her celebrity clients include, the Kardashians, Paulina Rubio, George Clooney, MTV, and more. Her TV show and DVD (12 Hottest Bellydance Moves) have reached millions of viewers worldwide.
Layla created her own dance company, The Lotus Dancers, fourteen years ago. They won Best Troupe Cabaret in 2008, Troupe champions at Ya Halla Y’All in 2008, Belly Dancer of the Universe in 2012, and Troupe Champions again at Mediterranean Delight in Greece in 2014. They are best known for their international dance shows that feature a fusion of dances from around the world.
The Lotus Dancers have been the opening acts in Las Vegas for Amr Diab, Nancy Ajram, and Shareen to name a few. They are one of the top professional dance companies in Los Angeles that perform weekly, and have traveled the world performing in many countries including Dubai, Paris, and Egypt.