Amina thoroughly researches costuming, music, and lyrics to ensure troupe choreographies are accurately brought to life. Pre-COVID, she made 7 trips to Turkey to study with Turkish dance experts; Post-COVID, she continues these dance studies online. Her dance motto is “No matter how long you’ve been dancing, you never stop learning.”
As a solo performer, Amina is recognized for her lively performances and incomparable zill playing and was a featured dancer at four Minneapolis-area Middle Eastern restaurants. She has performed with the Turkish American Association of Minnesota Folk Dance group, Jawaahir Dance Company, and various ad hoc Minnesota Renaissance Festival troupes.
Stateside, Amina has taught bellydance classes at private studios and community education programs across the Twin Cities. Internationally, she has taught in Turkey, Belgium, and Crete.
She draws on her 25+ years of teaching and performing to benefit her students and workshop participants. Currently teaching group classes through Hopkins Community Education and private lessons online, Amina can help you or troupe hone your technique, develop your individual style, and guide you through to your next level of creativity.