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Yaminah Legohn

Passionate, dedicated, and hardworking is the least to say about Yaminah Legohn, choreographer, teacher, professional dancer and performer of West African, Dancehall/Reggae, Hip Hop, Jazz and Modern dance styles. 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 multiple artists such as Nick Cannon, Shakira, N.E.R.D., Tony Toni Tone, Lil Wayne, and B.o.B. and appeared on TV shows and commercials such as Disney’s “Phineas & Ferb” and “So Random”.

Yaminah’s electrifying performances have also been sought by some of the dance industry’s top ranking festivals and showcases, including the Choreographer’s Ball “Carnival” in Hollywood and New York, World of Dance, International Hip Hop Festival and RAW Artists in both Los Angeles and New York. She has also performed at the Black Choreography Festival (Bay Area), American College Dance Festival and the Soul Nation Festival in Indonesia.

There is no doubt that Yaminah is a well-rounded and trained dancer. Having studied West African, Samba, Ballet, Modern (Horton, Limon and Dunham techniques), Legohn’s versatility translates seamlessly in every performances. 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.”

In 2010, Legohn founded Art of Legohn, LLC a multimedia arts and entertainment company, specifically a music, visual art and dance division boasting a wide variety of dance styles, including West African, Dancehall, Hip-Hop and Modern dance. Art Of Legohn® seeks to create and inspire through music, dance, art and performance, both nationally and internationally.

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 Southern and Northern California, Brooklyn 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.

Legohn holds a BA degree in Speech Communications & Dance with an emphasis in choreography from San Francisco State University.

【Dancehall Class description】
Dancehall is a unique and expressive style created within Jamaican culture. Derived from Reggae music, this style has it’s own culture and dances that have been created by individuals and dance crews from Jamaica and around the world. This specific style became known in the mid to late 80s and has become popular ever since.  In this class students learn the history of Dancehall culture as they master classic steps to corresponding riddims, choreographies and freestyle techniques. Each class includes a warm-up covering old, middle and new school dances that are danced at dancehall/ reggae parties across the globe. For the second half of the class, students incorporate these dances into choreographies and freestyles set to the hottest Dancehall tunes. At the end of class, students perform for each other, developing confident and bold self-expression- the foundational element of Dancehall culture. Through learning these energetic and fun dance, students will become stronger, more knowledgeable and dynamic dancers.

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