About Yanaëlle

Yanaëlle Thiran is a Belgian dancer, choreographer and dance teacher who trained at London Contemporary Dance School (UK) and Art Factory International (Bologna, Italy). She also completed a yearlong choreography course at Siobhan Davies Dance Studios under the guidance of Amy Bell.

This year, Yanaëlle joined Intoon Dance and performed for choreographer Kuan-Yu ChenHer own creation ‘Swapping Shadows’ was programmed at The Place’s Resolution Festival 2018. In 2017, she presented short pieces at Siobhan Davies Dance’s Next Choreography Festival, Blue Elephant Theatre, Hoxton Hall, the Rivoli Ballroom; performed in dance installations at the V&A Museum, Central Saint Martins and the Royal Academy of Arts. Yanaëlle collaborates with musicians, choirs, photographers and visual artists on a regular basis. A recipient of London Contemporary Dance School’s Principal’s Award (2015), she is also the joint winner of the Gladys Puttick Improvisation Competition for her collaboration with pianist Mikaela Livadiotis (2017).

Yanaëlle is passionate about initiating young people to dance. She teaches contemporary and creative dance regularly at The PlaceDanceWest and MoveMe Dance. She also facilitates workshops in and beyond London (recently, at Siobhan Davies Dance’s Young Artists Choreography Labs, Irena Anastasia Bregu’s Dance School in Greece, and the University of Westminster). Yanaëlle is currently completing a Diploma in Dance Teaching and Learning at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.




  • Company dancer at Intoon Dance (since 2018)
  • Children’s dance teacher at The Place (since 2017)
  • Lead dance teacher and assistant artist at DanceWest (since 2017)
  • Studio session facilitator for MoveMe Dance (since 2017)
  • Teaching assistant and cover teacher for Mala CHERGA Theatre‘s creative dance classes (since 2016)