Yann is a Stage and Costume Designer based in London, having designed extensively with leading directors in dance, opera and films for companies world wide.
Yann began his career as a Dancer, training at the Artes Centre of Amazonas in Manaus, Brazil. For over 15 years he worked as a Dancer with companies such as Ballet Stagium and Phoenix Dance Theatre. Yann went on to train in theatre design at the Motley Theatre Design Course in London.
Yann designed stage and costume for Salome (San Francisco Ballet), Death Defying Dancers (Bodytraffic, Los Angeles), The Little Match Girl (UK and International Tour), Stepmother Stepfather La Bala with Thiago Soares (Brazil tour). Choreographer Arthur Pita. Costumes for Yaron Lifschitz’s " Circa" Wings of Desire, (Ballet Black) and Cristeux (Barbican and UK Tour).
Other set and costume design credits include Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Red Riding Hood (Ballet Black), Tony Adigun’s Fagan’s Twist (Avant Garde Dance Company), Luca Silvestrini’s May Contain Food (Protein Dance at The Place and UK Tour), Hélène Blackburn’s Concert Danse (Symphony Hall, Birmingham) and Hugh the Drover (New Sussex Opera at Cadogan Hall).
Film credits include Sean Spencer’s feature film Panic and the short films Palestine Lost, Consumed, Follow and The Confession (nominated for an Academy Award).
Yann’s choreographic work includes The BFG at the Birmingham Rep Theatre, I Was A Rat, based on the book of Philip Pullman directed by Teresa Ludovico and You Do It All Again, peformed at Manchester’s Royal Exchange.