Yana was born in Slovenia (former Yugoslavian republic) She is an actress, dancer and model. She initially studied dance at the Ballet Academy Slovenia and then dance/acting at the London Studio Centre.
Her TV credits include the BBC thriller THE GAME with Brian Cox and Tom Hughes, directed by Bafta winning Niall MacCormick, guest leads in CASUALTY, WIRE IN THE BLOOD, directed by Peter Hoar (Da Vinci’s Demons) WAKING THE DEAD, (two episodes) the dramas series HEARTS AND BONES for BBC, the soap NIGHT AND DAY and THE BILL for ITV.
Film credits include: TRAUMEN, the comedy AMSTARDAM, HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN, (Alfonso Cuaron), the comedy JOHNNY ENGLISH, directed by Peter Howitt, the thriller THE CHAMELION directed by Phil Wurtzel, THE SAINT directed by Philip Noyce.
She studied ballet, gymnastics and ice skating from the age of four and was a professional classical ballet dancer by the age of sixteen performing all over the world.
Yana is an extremely versatile dancer her skills also extend to commercial dance, jazz, contemporary, cabaret and she has featured in music videos for major UK and USA recording artists including Blur, Pulp, Take That to name a few.
Yana is a former Tae-Kwon-Do competitor (national, international, regional tournaments winning five gold medals) a passionate and experienced ice skater (NISA LEVEL 4) and an advanced water skier.
She is also a certified Stott Pilates Instructor specialising in athletic conditioning and performance enhancement for elite athletes and professional dancers.
Yana speaks fluent English, Slovenian, Serbian, Croatian, conversational Italian and Russian.
Agent: Lois Harvey
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