Erika Aminita

AminaMitchell is a professional dancer and dance instructor specializing in African dance, Afro Caribbean, Gospel Reggae/Soca and liturgical dance.  She is a faithful member of Elim Christian Fellowship, teaches a local community class, and has graced the stage in several cities throughout the country as a featured and ensemble dancer in major dance performances.  Mitchell has with many groups to include:

Le Ballet Touba N’dam Fal,  W. African Drum & Dance Ensemble, Divi Rome –Sudanese/Reggae Band and Paul Ferrette’s Caribbean Extravaganza.

Mitchell also choreographed & performed an African Praise dance for True Bethel’s “Rise UP WNY” in 2008 and now teaches  Afro-Caribbean dance at The Dance Camp dance studio.  She was also selected as a guest artist for the themed concert, “Joko Bena” African Dance Collaboration for the 40 year anniversary of Juneteenth Festival in June, 2015.

In addition to her own artistic accolades, Mitchell also owns a home based business, “Aminata Creations”, offering custom made products including: earrings, necklaces, African garments, and her signature organic shea butter blends and bath salts.  Aminata
Creations is continually on a path to creating natural, holistic & ethnic products and services that feed the mind and nourish the
spirit.  Those interested can also request Spa Retreats and Herbal Foot Baths by appointment.  The multi-talented artist is currently pursing opportunities to expand her business internationally, working on obtaining her catering license for her “Kafe InterNational” catering business, as well as a career in massage therapy.  Events she has been a part of include:

  • Life Inspirations & Rituals of the Diaspora – October 2008
  • Urban Sensuality:  Textures  & Tones – JUNE 2009
  • Spiritual Art Exhibit – April 2010
  • Experience Senegal Solo Exhibition with Youssou Lo – July 2010
  • Image & Identity I-VI:  Acknowledging Our Ethnic Roots
  • Image & Identity:  Expressions of Love & Culture Poetry Night
  • A Taste of Senegal
  • Women’s  History Month Poetry Night
  • A Taste of Trinidad & Tobago – March 2011
Mitchell is preparing for her next art events, “Urban Sensuality”, “Spiritual Art” and a children’s art event for summer/fall 2015.  As she continues to pursue and take part in a variety of artistic events, she notes her favorite scripture and quote, ones that shape not only her talents but her future plans:
“Do not grow weary in well doing for you will reap your harvest if you do not give up.” Gal 6:9
“”Our Life is a gift from God.  What we do with it is our gift to God” – Author Unknown