Passionate, dedicated, and hardworking is the least to say about Yaminah Legohn, artistic director, choreographer, motivational speaker, professional dancer, host, and dance educator with over
1.7 Million views on YouTube.
She is a performing artist of West African, Dancehall, Hip Hop, Jazz, contemporary and Modern dance styles.
Ms. Legohn and her work has been featured in Dance Mogul Magazine, Dance Spirit Magazine,
YV Magazine and Paper Magazine.
Before moving to New York, Legohn spent time in her home- town Los Angeles, gaining experience in the Hollywood industry as a choreographer, teacher and professional dancer.
She has worked with artists such as Shakira, Nick Cannon, Sean Paul, N.E.R.D., Killa Mike, Lil Wayne, B.o.B., Black Coffee, Tony Toni Toné, and appeared on film, stage and commercials such as FAME, MTV's "Non Stop Summer", Disney’s “Phineas & Ferb," and “So Random," "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, "BET's "F In Fabulous," BET's "The Mo'Nique Show," The Oxygen Channel's "Hair Battle Spectacular 2," The Apollo, House Of Yes, AfroPunk, One Africa Music Fest, and World Of Dance.
Yaminah’s electrifying choreography and performances have also been sought by some of the dance industry’s top ranking festivals and events, including World Of Dance , Choreographer's "Carnival" Ball in Hollywood and New York, SF International Hip Hop Festival, International African Arts Festival, FIYAH Productions Dancehall Theater, RAW Artists in Los Angeles and New York,
Black Choreography Festival in San Francisco, and the Soul Nation Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia.
There is no doubt that Yaminah is a well-rounded and trained dancer. Having studied and trained in
Classical Ballet, Modern (Horton, Graham, Limón and Dunham techniques), West African and Hip Hop, Legohn’s versatility translates seamlessly in every performance and choreographed piece.
She has trained and studied at The Alvin Ailey School, Edge Performing Arts Center, Lula Washington and The Alice Arts Center.
Adding to her dynamic repertoire, she embraced Dancehall growing up in the vibrant culture and often fuses the dance style in her choreography. “Dancehall has always been a part of my soul and has been a major influence in my artistic development.” - Yaminah Legohn
In 2010, Legohn founded Art of Legohn, LLC a multimedia arts and entertainment company, that specializes in dance, music, visual arts.
In 2013, Legohn launched Afro Karibe®, a diaspora-inspired mix of cultural dances that include West African, Dancehall, Afro-House, Hip Hop and Samba.
Yaminah Legohn masters her choreography, teaching and performing arts projects by continuing to captivate audiences through her artistic performances and by building the dancer in her electrifying and energetic classes. Legohn has taught master classes and weekly classes in Hollywood,
San Francisco, and New York City. She loves to spread her knowledge of dance and enjoys helping her students become great dancers.
Simply put, she lives to spread her love and passion for the arts.
Ms. Legohn is a NAACP Speech Award Winner, former Debutante and holds a
BA degree in Speech Communications & Dance with an emphasis in choreography and organization from San Francisco State University.