“My life and dance philosophy is that it has to be fun. Work hard and play hard is a sentiment that I espouse through both my life and the classical classes I teach.”
Iqbal Khawaja was born in England, but is currently based in Amsterdam with his family. He studied in England and danced, amongst others, for the Israel Ballet, Hannover Staatsoper and retired as a dancer from Het National Ballet after nine years at the age of 37. Iqbal can still be found occasionally gracing the stage whilst performing as a character artist for the National Ballet. After quitting as a professional dancer, he embarked upon a teaching career and has worked as a classical ballet teacher/mentor/tutor/repetitor at the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Codarts, Artez, HJS, Dansateliers, Dansetages, Stilte and Scapino.