Instructors

Meet our Instructors

Amira Henry

Ballet: Amira has a Bachelors' degree in Business Administration from the Future Academy. She was trained in classical ballet at Shirley Shalaby Modeling & Finishing Institute and became our instructor in 2011. She teaches young beginners and adult beginner levels. Amira is excellent with children and enjoys highly developed interpersonal skills, having completed a 3-month course in psychotherapy and counseling with Dr. Awsam Wasfy. She enjoys listening to music and is an avid fan of the arts and everything beautiful.

Dalia Yousry

Make-Up: Based in Cairo, Dalia Yousry is a freelance Egyptian-Bahraini professional makeup artist and beauty blogger. Obsessed with everything beautiful, Dalia is endowed with a natural sense of style and highly diverse creative abilities, and continuously seeks to excel in her profession through teaching and professional collaborations. Dalia was trained by many professional makeup artists and is certified from Shirley Shalaby Modeling & Finishing Institute, Adolfo Martin Quesada (Official Make-Up Artist for Giorgio Armani) and Samer Khouzami.

Karina Shalaby

Catwalk Modeling, Etiquette and Savoir-Faire: Karina was raised in the world of etiquette, style and image building, having worked alongside her mother to found the Children's Modeling and Savoir-Faire program. At Shirley Shalaby Modeling and Finishing Institute, she has coached young teens, children, women and men, on all aspects of professional modeling, social and business etiquette, table manners, body language, deportment, as well as color, style and body analysis.Karina is certified in Advanced Image Consulting and Professional Development from the London Image Institute. She brings twenty years of experience from the fashion industry, having walked the runway in Cairo, Paris, Montreal and Washington DC.

Mohamed Bella

Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap Dance: A favorite of our little dancers, Mohamed Bella is our professional Hip Hop, Jazz and Tap Dance Instructor since 2005. He enjoys a long career as a dancer, choreographer, and performer in the renowned Reda Folkloric Troupe in Egypt, the Milan Folkloric Troupe in Milan, the International Caracalla Dance Troupe and Waleed Awni Dance Company in Cairo. He obtained several diplomas in Milan, New York and Turkey as well as trophies from local and international competitions. He has participated in several movies and TV commercials in Egypt and the Middle East.

Nermine Fam

Salsa: Nermine is our latest salsa instructor after having learned and perfected salsa at Shirley Shalaby Modeling and Finishing Institute for five years. She is a Computer Science graduate from Cairo University and who works as a systems engineer during the day and salsera at night.

Perihan Ali Sharaf

Ballet: Perihan is a third year Economics student at Cairo University's Faculty of Economics and Political Science. Passionate for music, she is also learning piano at the Cairo Opera. She started training in classical ballet at the Al Shams Club Ballet Academy in the year 2000. She joined Shirley Shalaby Modeling & Finishing Institute as ballet instructor in 2014 for beginner and intermediate levels.

Younan EL Hennawy

Salsa: Younan is the Lead Salsa Instructor at Shirley Shalaby Modeling & Finishing Institute and teaches salsa there since 2008. Salsa is the renowned international ballroom dance of Cuban origin that brings dancers together and builds a community. He participated at several dance festivals and popular performances throughout Egypt and in Doha, Qatar.

Meet our Instructors

Captain Nahed Magdy

Aerobics, Fitness & Belly Dance: Coming to us from Al Ahly Club, where she has been training and teaching for 18 years to this day, Captain Nahed is a regular coach at Al Zohour Club, Wadi Degla, Cairo Stadium and since 2007 at Shirley Shalaby Modeling and Finishing Institute since. She offers fun and dynamic classes in fitness, aerobics, cardio, bar stretching, step, exercise ball, and belly dancing.

Habiba Ghaleb

Ballet: Habiba started as a young student at Shirley Shalaby Modeling & Finishing Institute, having enrolled in ballet, modern dance, tap and Children's Modeling & Savoir-Faire programs ever since she was 6 years old. Since then, Habiba grew up with us and is now our very own ballet instructor for beginners. She is a very dedicated and dynamic young teacher.

Mayada Mahmoud

Zumba: With her fiery spirit and cheerful drive, Mayada is our official Zumba instructor. She is a licensed Zumba instructor for levels B1 and B2, an ex-salsera, salsa instructor and ex-kung-fu fighter. She obtained her Zumba qualifications through the Beto Perez Creative Institute, the leading Zumba authority worldwide. According to her, Zumba is "exercise in disguise" it combines Latin, Arabic and international dance fitness moves all together for fun. "Anyone at any age can do it! Just smile, feel the music and prepare yourself for a dose of positive energy."

Mona Magdy

Ballet: Mona is a ballet instructor at Shirley Shalaby Modeling & Finishing Institute for advanced levels. A graduate of Information Technology from the Faculty of Arts of Ain Shams University, she started training in classical ballet at the Al-Shams Club Ballet Academy at the age of 5. Throughout her career she represented Egypt twice at ballet competitions in Turkey. She also plays handball and basketball and enjoys music and piano.

Nour El Gazzar

Ballet: Nour is in her third year of a Political Science degree at the British University. An avid runner, she explores the city every Friday with Cairo Runners. Nour started training in classical ballet at the Al Shams Club Ballet Academy when she was 5 years old. She joined Shirley Shalaby Modeling & Finishing Institute as ballet instructor - intermediate level and adults - in early 2015.

Yasmine Riad

Ballet: Yasmine started dancing at the age of 5, took private classes in several ballet institutes until she joined the Artistic Creativity Center at the Cairo Opera House. For 22 years, Yasmine did not stop dancing. She performed at least two to three performances a year at the Cairo Opera House. She also helped her teachers with choreography, assisted in classes, and substituted. In 2004, she launched her teaching career at Shirley Shalaby Modeling and Finishing Institute, and returned in 2015 after starting a family.

Zeinab Hesham Fahmy

Ballet: Zeinab is a third year Political Science student at Cairo University's Faculty of Economics and Political Science. She is an active member of the Model United Nations and Arab League program (ALMUN) where she heads the Human Resources committee. Zeinab started training in classical ballet at the age of 5 at the Al-Shams Club Ballet Academy. She joined Shirley Shalaby Modeling & Finishing Institute as ballet instructor in 2015 for beginner and intermediate levels.

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