Creative Director of Development

Yanna has never lived in a place quite like Sun Valley. She truly believes the Valley is a magical healing place that is a perfect environment for the arts. Yanna studied Acting and Voice at Ithaca College where she earned her BFA. Additionally, Yanna has studied Shakespeare and Classical Acting at LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) and Improv with New York’s UCB (Upright Citizens Brigade). Yanna has taught at Boston Children’s Theatre and St. Thomas Playhouse where she has trained students in Acting, Audition Technique, Improv, Shakespeare, and Performance Through Song/Dance. She has also directed A Year with Frog and Toad and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory on the East Coast. A big thank you to Peter and Kevin for letting her jump right aboard this project and a giant hug to Brett who has been her rock/love through so much. 

contact: development@spotsunvalley.com


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