Yasmin trained at the highly acclaimed Urdang Academy graduating with a diploma in Musical Theatre and then went on to further her vocal training at Vocaltech in London. Over the last 20 years, her experience in the arts industry has led her to develop a strong passion for creativity and how it supports the development of important life skills. She is dedicated to training and coaching students with a love for Performing Arts and has worked within the Stagecoach Performing Arts network for over 15 years.
Her proudest achievements to date, along with becoming Principal of Stagecoach Reading Caversham and Reading West, is her current status as an Associate Choreographer for the award winning West End show ‘Thriller Live’ and the release of her debut children’s novel RIVER BAKER AND THE WARRIORS OF RALA which, she is proud to say is on the shelves in the local Waterstones and WHSmiths book stores.
She performed at the 2006 World Music Awards as a dancer for Chris Brown and was a featured dancer in the Paul McCartney music video “Brown Eyed Hansom Man”. Yasmin has assisted world-renowned director and choreographer Gary Lloyd on many occasions. Some highlights include the Hancock premiere and Hannah Montana premiere in Leicester Square, the corporate event ‘Railway Ball’ and a TV appearance Live on Blue Peter.
After spending several years performing in Thriller Live she became Resident Director, a key figure when touring with the show around the world. The last being The Blue Theatre, Tokyo Japan. Yasmin played a Tribe member and understudy Sheila on the European tour of “Hair” and then continued as the Resident Director and understudy Jeanie of the Munich stint in March/April 2012. She was also a part of the “Help for Hero’s” performance in July 2012 at the Piccadilly Theatre, London.
She was the Associate Director on the Arena show “The Tina Turner Experience” and was part of the ensemble and Dance Captain of “20 th Century Boy” which previewed at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry September 2012 and continued to tour in the UK as Resident Director with the show until 2014.
Yasmin has had various songs published as a songwriter with Artists in Europe- the song ‘Rain On Me’ making it to the top of the charts in Spain. She is a session singer and songwriter predominantly working with Doin’it Productions.