Passionate, dedicated, and hardworking is the least to say about Yaminah Legohn, choreographer, teacher, professional dancer and performer of West African, Dancehall, Hip Hop, Jazz and Modern dance styles. Legohn holds a BA degree in Speech Communications & Dance with an emphasis in choreography from San Francisco State University.
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 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”. Her skills have also been sought out by today's top performing festivals and events, such as the Black Choreography Festival Bay Area, American College Dance Festival, The Soul Nation Festival in Indonesia, Choreographer's Ball "Carnival" in Hollywood and New York, World of Dance, S.F. International Hip Hop festival and RAW Artists in Los Angeles and New York.
There is no doubt that Yaminah is a well-rounded and trained dancer. Growing up, Legohn studied West African, Samba, Ballet, Modern, Horton and Dunham Technique to compliment her unique style of dance. Dancehall has always been a part of her soul. She grew up doing this style of dance, which has been a major influence to her artistic realm.
Legohn has taught master classes and weekly classes all around Southern and Northern California, Brooklyn and NYC. She loves to spread her knowledge of dance and help turn her students into great dancers.
In 2010, Legohn became the Founder of Art of Legohn(TM), which is a company that represents both visual arts and performance Arts, specifically a wide variety of dance styles which include, West African, Dancehall, Hip Hop and Modern Dance!
The mission of Art Of Legohn(TM) is to create, inspire through art, dance and performance both nationally and internationally.
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.
Simply put, she lives to spread her love and passion for the arts.