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Latifa began performing and teaching Middle Eastern Dance in the mid- 1970's in Europe and San Francisco. In Spain she formed a dance troupe, while working in nightclubs and restaurants in Southern Spain, Ibiza and the Canary Islands. She also did some work in commercials for British television. Upon returning to San Francisco, she danced in several clubs including the Bagdad, the Greek Taverna, and the Mykonos where she also booked the bands and hired other dancers.

In 1991, after taking several years away from dance to pursue a graduate degree at University of California at Berkeley, she began performing regularly at the Cairo Cafe in Mill Valley. At this time, she also began teaching dance  again in Sausalito. From this group of students the Dancers of DeNile was formed.

Since 2004, she has produced the Carnival of Stars which is held at Richmond Memorial Auditorium in October. Latifa currently teaches Middle Eastern Dance through the College of Marin and the Sausalito Park and Recreation Department.

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