Jasmin Yahné School of Dance is managed by founder and artistic director, Ms. Jasmin Yahné, who has been dancing for over 20 years and teaching dance for more than seven years. “Jasmin came out of the womb dancing,” states her family. Beginning at the age of three, Jasmin Yahné trained at Simons and Le’Cole de Jouettes. She furthered her dance education at The Philadelphia School of Dance Arts where she received extensive dance training in ballet, modern, jazz, pointe, tap, hip-hop, and African dance. As an adolescent, Jasmin Yahné studied dance at The Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts under the direction of LaDeva Davis, as a dance major and Senior Dance Captain of the dance department. Later, she received a Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Dance Performance, from West Chester University (WCU). While attending college, Jasmin Yahné also served as a dancer and choreographer of West Chester’s University Dance Company and as dance captain for the Black Student Union’s hip-hop dance team, Addictive.
Some of Jasmin Yahne’s professional dance experience consists of background dancing for American Idol’s Rubben Studdard and being featured in DJ Diamond Kuts, ft. Travis Porter’s music video. She was also a top 10 dance finalist for both the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders and Philadelphia 76ers Dance Team. Jasmin Yahné has also danced in opening performances for musical artists such as Marsha Ambrosius, Fabolous, Brandy, Danity Kane, TLC, and Lil’ Mo, just to name a few. She is currently a background dancer and part choreographer for Philly’s top female artist, GoGo Morrow and Motown’s male group, MPrynt.
Aside from Jasmin Yahne’s dance education and professional experiences, she is also an educator and dance director at Tacony Academy Charter School. She taught fourth grade for the 2012-2013 school year, and is currently a sixth grade teacher. At this time, Jasmin Yahné also teaches eight dance classes, during Tacony Academy’s After School Dance Program, which she developed. Additionally, she has taught dance to over 100 students at Kidsville Learning Center’s summer program for five years, and extended her teachings as a dance instructor and choreographer at Barefoot N’ Motion in Decatur, Georgia, for the 2011-2012 dance season. Jasmin Yahne’s dream has always been to fuse her two passions for educating and dancing, by owning and directing a dance company of her own.