Yasmeen is a Middle Eastern dance instructor, producer and performer based in New Jersey. She has performed here on the East Coast as well as abroad for the Egyptian/Arabic community and notably the star soloist for the Egyptinan newspaper El Araby. Since 1992 she has been teaching Raqs Sharqi and Egyptian Folkloric in her NJ based studio as well as specialized workshops both in NY and NJ. She was the entertainment director and manager of Cleopatra's, a prominent Egyptian Supper Club in Brooklyn, NY and is the producer of the Alf Layla Hafla and Talent Showcase which features prominent teachers and dancers in the Tri-State area as well as giving performance opportunities to upcoming artists. Alf Layla Productions also sponsors workshops In an effort to continually educate the community. Yasmeen has been involved in the dance since 1976 and is the director and choreographer of troupes Benat Masika and Rakasat el Layla.
I enjoy most watching my students grow. I am also a Health and Wellness Coach and as such witnessing the transformation they experience through the dance not only on a physical level but emotionally and spiritually is very rewarding.
Yasmeen puts such fun into all that she does. As advance student, she showed not only patience and professionalism, but also infused an attitude of fun and joy into trying new steps and succeeding in learning dances.
She is very patient and will work with you until you get it correct. It’s been a great experience taking her class.