Sakina Ibrahim is a performer, teaching artist, and coach who received her Bachelors in Fine Arts from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she earned the "Dance Outreach" and "Excellence in Performance" awards. She has also received scholarships to the Bates Dance Festival
, University of Illinois, and The Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance
. Most recently, Sakina earned a scholarship to the University of California, Irvine, where she received her Masters of Fine Arts.
Sakina has worked with choreographers such as Anthony Burrell, Christopher Huggins, Troy Kirby, Brian Sanders, Zane Booker, and the legendary Louis Johnson. She has also danced with Rennie Harris Pure movement as well as in videos for Jill Scott and Raheem Devaughn.
Sakina has used her research in African Diaspora Dance to present at academic conferences and to work with children in programs such as The Dance Theatre of Harlem and the Blues Babe Foundation.
She recently published a book to help empower young girls on the journey of self-discovery. Sakina has directed & taught at American Dance Training Camps dance camps in Illinois, New Jersey, Vermont & Maryland since 2010.