Mohamed Shahin is a world-renowned master instructor, performer and challenging choreographer of Egyptian Oriental Dance (Raqs Sharqi) and Middle Eastern Folkloric Dance.
A native of Cairo Egypt and originally trained as a mechanical engineer, Shahin discovered his passion for Egyptian Dance at the young age of fifteen. He developed a complex methodology of instruction that has made him a Master teacher beloved to his students worldwide, today. Shahin currently lives in New York City but has been touring internationally full-time since 2004.
At Shahin’s workshops, students fall in love with his friendly personality and the level of perfectionism and fine attention to detail that sets him apart as an instructor of Egyptian dances.
His explanations of technical breakdowns of the body isolations, movements, and combinations that make up his elaborate and challenging choreographies, Shahin’s talent and expertise have taken him around the world to teach workshops, perform and judge international dance competitions in major dance festivals in many countries throughout North America, South America, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa, as well as one of the founder, Co-organizer, Director and instructor of annual RAQS, OF COURSE Egyptian dance festival in Cairo - Egypt as well as organizer and owner of annual NYCairo Raks Festival in New York City – USA.
Shahin speaks Arabic, English & Russian that adds to his great array of skills and enables him to instruct students in these 3 languages. Shahin produced “Dance Like An Egyptian” instructional DVD series, they are great asset for those whom study Egyptian dance but are unable to attend Shahin’s workshops.
Shahin has 7 instructional DVDs on the market current, as well as producing new music albums for bellyancers. To learn more about Mohamed Shahin’s world, please visit his YouTube Channel
Shahin wishes to thank all those who support and inspire him on his journey in dance.