OHS Dance Ensemble Alumni Bio
Yasmin Philor is a native of Orange, NJ; born with a passion for dance. She began formal dance training at Irby's Dance Center in 1995. This training would be the foundation for her work as a dancer. She received training in lyrical, jazz, modern, majorette, hip hop, tap, and ballet. Her passion was groomed under the tutelage of dance instructors while in Orange. She participated in the Art's Community as both a dancer, actress, and Musical Theatre triple threat artist. She performed in the following musicals at Orange High: The Wiz ('06), Dreamgirls ('07), Fame ('08) portraying the leading character or the role of Carmen, and Once on This Island ('09). She served as a committed passionate & stern captain of the DanceLine (Black Pearls AKA Sparkles) from 2007-2009. Upon graduation from Orange High School in 2009, she attended Lincoln University, the Nation's first degree-granting Historically Black University. During her tenure at Lincoln, she performed with Krush- Groove, a majorette style dance troupe in alliance with the University's marching band; serving as co-captain 2010-2011 and captain in 2012. Philor earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Lincoln University in 2013 and a Master of Dance Movement Therapy and Counseling from Drexel University in 2015. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy at Eastern University. Yasmin resides in Philadelphia with her husband and high school sweetheart (Emmanuel Sr.) with their son (Emmanuel Jr.). She is living her dream of coaching a dance team at Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School. She is a multitalented dance advocate of the Orange Community, and she's made it with the help of a village such as friends, family, numerous teachers, and professors who would not let her fail as a product in this world.