Who is Ibtissem?
A high level of belly dance training
Ibtissem learned belly dance through many years of hard work with some of the greatest teachers in Toulouse area in France. Teachers like Nadia Touhami, Caroline Achouri, Djamila Hanann and Jasmine.
She completed and deepened that knowledge enlarging her circle of mastering with teachers and Masters of international class and renown but also with strong local bellydancer figures in Maghreb and Middle-East diving deeply into their own cultural roots.
After a long period living and professional experiment in the mystical city of Istanbul in Turkey, at the eclectic cross road between East and West, she decided to settle back in Toulouse, near her family and friends.
In a permanent process of learning and training she keeps on enforcing her technical skills, her teaching methodology and creativity to always go beyond by working with bellydance great Ladies like Kamellia, Assia Guemra and Nesma Al Andalus.
An outstanding teacher
Patient and precise Ibtissem guide her pupils with gentleness and trust, in order to empower them. Her teaching focuses on understanding the different rhythms and musical modes to obtain an expressive dance. Using body percussion, musical and cultural context analysis, learning dance technique is so natural and students quickly become conductors of their bodies.
Ibtissem students say they enjoy her generous teaching discovering eastern culture, folklores and musicalities from the classroom to the stage.