Yasmin began her dance career in a small cabaret on the left bank of Paris called Al Djazair. She quickly moved on to the "big time" across the river
on the Champs Elysees where she starred as the featured dancer in two
famous clubs, Le Beirut and Le Yildizlar. There she worked with some of
the most well-known Arabic stars and musicians of the time. Sabah,
Walid Toufiq, Ahmed Adawia, Mohammad El Aizabi and Hassan Abou Saud
were regular attractions.
After several seasons in France, Yasmin moved to London
to work at The Omar Khayyam, the renowned club of Mona Said. There she
was fortunate to work with master percussionist, Khamis Henkesh.
But the draw to work in Egypt was too great and she moved to Cairo
after a year to follow her dream. She appeared for two years at The
Auberge on the Sharia al Haram and at the Holiday Inn. The head of her
orchestra was Sayed Henkesh, the well-known Egyptian musician who helped Karin Van Nieuwkerk with her research for A Trade Like Any Other.
Yasmin now performs every Wednesday at MemSahib Restaurant in
Rockville, Maryland and teaches professional level classes for aspiring
dancers at her private studio. She also teaches lower level classes at Joy of Motion.