Yaminah Legohn is a passionate, dedicated, and hardworking artistic director, producer, choreographer, motivational speaker, professional dancer, dance educator, and media host. With over 1.7 million views on YouTube, she has captivated audiences worldwide.
As a performing artist, Yaminah specializes in a diverse range of dance styles including West African, Dancehall, Afro Beats, Hip Hop, Jazz, Burlesque, Contemporary, and Modern. Her exceptional talent and artistry have been featured in renowned publications such as Dance Mogul Magazine, Dance Spirit Magazine, and Paper Magazine. She has also showcased her skills on notable platforms such as Disney, MTV, BET, The Oxygen Channel, The AMAs, and more!
Based in both Los Angeles and New York, Yaminah has graced stages across the country and beyond. Her impressive portfolio includes collaborations with renowned artists such as Shakira, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Pharrell, Black Coffee, Nick Cannon, Killa Mike, Nelly Furtado, Lil Wayne, B.o.B, Mack 10, Tony Toni Toné, and appearances in notable productions like the movie Fame, Disney’s “Phineas & Ferb,"
“So Random," and recently Bad Like Brooklyn Dancehall in the Tribeca Film Festival.
Yaminah's electrifying choreography, dance direction, and performances have been sought after by prestigious festivals and events worldwide, including AfroPunk, The Apollo, World Of Dance, One Africa Music Fest, House Of Yes, The Brooklyn Museum, Asase Yaa African American Dance Theater, Malaria No More, Choreographer's "Carnival" Ball, International African Arts Festival, FIYAH Productions Dancehall Theater, and the Soul Nation Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia.
In 2010, she created and formed her company Art Of Legohn, LLC, where she serves as the artistic director and produces shows such as Red Light Special: A Night of Urban Burlesque®, dance battles like Dancehall Battle NYC®, community engagements, and hires performers. Additionally, she shares her knowledge in arts, culture, and education.
With a strong foundation in various dance styles, Yaminah's versatility shines through in every performance and choreographed piece. She has received training and studied at prestigious institutions such as The Alvin Ailey School, Edge Performing Arts Center, Lula Washington, and The Alice Arts Center. Additionally, her upbringing immersed in vibrant culture has led her to embrace and incorporate Dancehall, West African, Afrobeats, and Hip Hop into her choreography.
Yaminah's achievements extend beyond the dance world. She is a NAACP Speech Award Winner, former Debutante, Grant Panelist, and holds a BA degree in Speech Communications & Dance with an emphasis in choreography and organization from San Francisco State University.