Choreographer, Professional Dancer, Business + Social Media strategist Passionate, dedicated, and hardworking is the least to say about Yaminah, artistic director, choreographer, teacher, motivational speaker, professional dancer and performing artist of West African, Dancehall, Hip Hop, Jazz, contemporary and Modern dance styles. She has worked with multiple artists such as Shakira, Nick Cannon, Sean Paul, N.E.R.D.,Killa Mike, Nelly Furtado , Lil Wayne, B.o.B., Fizz & Boog, Mack 10, J Holiday, Tony Toni Toné and appeared on film/ and commercials such as FAME, MTV's "Non Stop Summer", Disney’s “Phineas & Ferb," and “So Random," BET's "The Mo'Nique Show" and The Oxygen Channel's "Hair Battle Spectacular 2." Her work has been featured in Dance Mogul Magazine, Dance Spirit Magazine, Paper Magazine, appeared dancing at The Apollo with Black Coffee, "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,"choreographing on BET's "F In Fabulous." Has taught for Alvin Ailey, Columbia University, Brooklyn Museum, EXPG New York, Cumbe Center For African And Diaspora Dance, Abrons Arts Center, IDA Hollywood, American College Dance Festival, Lines Ballet San Francisco Dance Center, ODC Dance Commons San Francisco. and Gibney Dance Studios. Holds a BA degree in Speech Communications & Dance with an emphasis in choreography from San Francisco State University. Simply put, she lives to spread her love and passion for the arts. Her mission with business is to grow and advance careers with professional development, mentorship, leadership skills, organization and strategy for artists and small business owners. Her focus includes digital marketing, social media and business strategy. Check out her dance tutorials in the Live Studio section.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2001
Speech Communication and Dance
Teaches ages 12+
Has background check
Yaminah is an exciting, high quality hip-hop dance instructor. I recommend the experience if you are looking for a creative, impactful, patient, and positive instructor. You won't regret it. My daughter is a bit of an introvert and has Down Syndrome. Yaminah not only teaches her beginner lessons; she achieves results. She demonstrates the dance and ensures my daughter not only learns the routine but understands and can recite back the count. When Yaminah asks, she can explain the difference between the dance steps she learns. Yaminah effectively communicates with her without treating her like she has special needs. Her routine contains the same dance moves you or I would learn. I love that she encourages her to let her personality shine through her dance. She is taking recurring lessons. I can see her coming out of her shell more each time she has a lesson. The dance routines are exciting and she is having fun.
Yaminah is super talented and tailors her class to the needs of her dance students! Excellent!
My daughter had fun, learned so much and improved as a dancer! SMs Yaminah was supportive and engaging while also having a clear vision of dancing skills and abilities to develop and work on with my daughter. Great experience.