Yasmin Dan is a young dancer based in London who has gained popularity over the Internet via YouTube and Twitter, gaining over 300,000 views on videos of her dancing that have been viewed by the likes of Drake and Willow Smith. She now dances with her sports dance team at many high profile sporting events including being regular dancers at London Lions Basketball Games in the Olympic Park and at premiership football clubs.
How long have you been dancing?
I've been dancing since I was 2 years old. My mum took me to dance classes and I haven't stopped ever since. Are there any particular choreographers that influence you?
I watch a lot of dancers/choreographers and get inspired by what they do and their individuality. A few are Dejan Tubic, Willdabeast, Chachi Gonzales, Les Twins, Kaelynn KK Harris. (There are loads more but those are a few from the top of my head). Your style is influenced by street dance are there any other styles that you practice?
I've been trained in every dance style including ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and gymnastics/acrobatics too. I tend to add a lot of elements from each style when I dance whether it comes to technique i've learnt from ballet training or adding flips i've learnt from training gymnastics but I think that's what helps to make yourself unique. Is there an artist you would like to work with?
So many. Justin Bieber has always been an artist I've wanted to work with just because I admire how he got his start and his work ethic. I've met him a few times and he's not such a bad kid. I'd also LOVE to work with Beyonce. What plans do you have for 2014?
Lots of dancing! Lots of amazing events and projects coming up that I can't say yet but stay tuned :)
If there is one thing that I have learned since I started recording, it is that it opened up possibilities. I have worked on tracks with Jay Paris Ruel, Jay Flames, and there are some new people soon to come – this is one I did recently with Jay. I provided the DX7 synth part – a classic synth sound from the Yamaha DX7, a keyboard that I love and Jay did his magic… Enjoy!