is an innovative and inclusive workshop leader. She has led creative communities in New York and Nationally for over 20 years. Yana is a trained performer; a professional Theater Director working on new and collaborative work; a professor at John Jay College teaching courses in articulation of vision and self-expression; and Resident Artist/Project Manager for the Creative Campus Grant at Baruch College. She holds an MFA from Yale School of Drama. Yana believes in individuals' capacities for connecting to and enhancing their abilities.