Yazmin grew up loving ballet, Greek and Latin dances, and when she started belly dancing it was intended as a hobby and a fun way to exercise. Little did she expect it to have such a profound impact on her life!
Yazmin’s new-found hobby quickly became a passion as she progressed through her belly dance training. She also broadened her belly dance horizons with a trip across the pond where she spent a year performing in New Orleans, Louisiana. (She even transformed into a sword ninja for one particular Halloween show routine!)
Yazmin has a warm and welcoming personality, and believes everything can be helped with a smile. She is passionate about teaching others and loves to explore how students can incorporate their own personalities into the dance.
Discover more about Yazmin
What first drew you to belly dance?
I first started dancing as a way to keep fit and also a fun activity I could share with my mum as we both started to learn to belly dance together. I was instantly hooked by how happy and relaxed it made me feel. I loved the challenge of discovering and mastering new moves and making the moves my own by expressing my own individuality and personality as I was dancing.
What made you want to start teaching?
Belly dancing makes me a happier, healthier and calmer person. I wanted to share that joy with my students and I love watching them fall in love with the dance and develop their own dance personality. I feel so proud watching my students’ development.
How has belly dancing changed your life?
It has taught me to be more carefree and to live in the moment. It has brought so many inspiring people into my life and has introduced me to people from all walks of life who share my shimmy addiction.
You’d never guess…
Yazmin loves food, is always eating when not dancing, and she plans all her trips based on new things she’d like to eat. When Yazmin was 3 years old, she tried to eat cotton wool thinking it was candyfloss!