Dancer Reaches for Pen to Guide Young Lives by Liberty City Press

Written By: Shiela Simmons of Liberty City Press

"Sakina Ibrahim believes in the power of teaching dance. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from University of the Arts and earned her Master’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of California Irvine. She teaches at a number of area schools and community colleges, while also working in dance outreach for the Dance Theatre of Harlem and Mark Morris Dance Group.

Once she began teaching, she soon discovered dance lessons weren’t enough to fulfill the complex needs of her young students, whom she witnessed confronting everything from the fear of bullies, to the trauma of incarcerated family members, to the strain of unhealthy romantic relationships.

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