Mohamed Shahin is an inspirational instructor, world-renowned performer, and challenging choreographer of Egyptian Oriental Dance (Raqs Sharqi) and Egyptian/ Middle Eastern Folkloric Dance. A native of Cairo and originally trained as a mechanical engineer, Shahin discovered his passion for Egyptian Dance at the young age of fifteen. Shahin 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 Middle Eastern dances. He is a master teacher/ choreographer of Classical, Traditional, and Modern Raqs Sharqi; Shaabi, Cairo Street Dancing, Saidi, Arab-Andalusian Muwshahat, Khaleeji, 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 including the largest international Egyptian belly dance festival in the world- Ahlan Wa Sahlan Festival, as well as one of the founder, Director and instructor of RAQS, OF COURSE Egyptian dance festival. Shahin speaks Arabic, English & Russian which adds to his great array of skills and enables him to instruct students in these 3 languages. Shahin’s instructional DVD’s are also a great asset for those whom study Egyptian dance but are unable to attend Shahin’s workshops. Shahin has 5 DVD’s on the market currently. The 6th DVD ‘Dance Like an Egyptian- Volume 2’ will be available in January of 2012. Shahin wishes to thank all those who support and inspire him on his journey in dance. “If to dance is to dream, then you make dreams come true” - Mohamed Shahin.