Behind the scenes

Artistic Break aka. Working on other Projects

It has been quiet on this blog and I would like to tell you Why.

I made a brainstorming about my brand Leila Yuliyah. I had been thinking about changing my focus and wanted to start posting different content. Reflecting my brand or persona has however given me another idea: I don’t want Leila Yuliyah to become one of the many persons on the internet that give advice.

Mainly because Leila Yuliyah is an artist and not a teacher.

I want to leave it this way! I want to use this account to experiment, to rehearse and to perform. As a dancer, as a model or maybe in the future as a musician. But I don’t want to give advice about creativity, at least not from her point of view.

I am however working on a new project that will include advice on creativity and many other topics. But it will be in German. I am working heavily on it and have prepared most of the material already. If you are interested in it, drop me a line and I will make sure that you won’t miss the launch.

But I am also working on my bellydance blog Y2B. It is in German, too. At the moment I prepare the bellydance video advent calendar. On 24 days in December I will post bellydance videos. I have been doing this in the past years and it was always great fun. This time I try to engage the bellydance community by including a mini interview from the dancers. I have not come as far as I would have like to come but I think I will manage it until the end of this month.

After that I will launch the new project.


Summer Vacation is over. Everyone’s got back to work. For me this means teaching belly dance three times a week. I was really excited to get myself moving again after six weeks of physical lazyness. And I was so happy to see my students again.

Also I have some ideas to expand my business: to make new choreographies, to think of new challenges for my students, to create a new group in Berlin, etc.

Besides that I want to grow even more when it comes to performances. I want to do more and better shows as a dancer and as a singer. I need to use existing material well and produce new stuff for marketing: texts, images, audios and videos.

Since I am doing this full time now, I hope that I can achieve bigger results than before and I hope that I will be able to pay my bills at the end of the month. But hey, no risk no fun!

Sweet Home

Back to Work


Yesterday was the first time to me to participate in a jam session as a singer. I was a bit nervous beforehand, but it ended up being pretty much fun. So I think I might do this more often. 🙂

What do you think about jam sessions?
What place (in Berlin) is the best for jam sessions?

Jam Session @ Golden Lounge is on Mondays from 8pm

Photo: Matthias Hoff

On Stage

My First Jam-Session


Here are – as promised – some videos from my first little concert
on July 31, 2015 in lettrétage Berlin.

As you can see, I was very nervous and I was concentrating very hard not to forget the lyrics of the songs. 😀 Especially the lyrics of Ahwak are very difficult and it took me a whole month to learn them.

Although there is of course lots of stuff that I will have to improve in future concerts, I think it’s already quite nice. The audience was really excited, the looks on their faces were priceless. I enjoyed it so much and I hope, I will have a lot more concerts to come. 🙂