Yolande Yorke-Edgell is Artistic Director of Yorke Dance Project, which she founded in Los Angeles in 1997 and reformed in the UK in 2009.
Yorke-Edgell trained at Arts Educational School, Central School of Ballet and London Studio Centre. She began her dance career with Extemporary Dance Theatre and went on to dance with Extreme Measures, Rambert Dance Company, Lewitzky Dance Company in Los Angeles, Richard Alston Dance Company and Yorke Dance Project. Further dance engagements include Adam Cooper’s production of Les Liaisons dangereuses and appearances as a guest artist for Pacific Dance Ensemble, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera and The Royal Opera (in Chérubin and The Midsummer Marriage).
Yorke-Edgell’s choreographic work includes new works for Yorke Dance Project, the Music Centre, Los Angeles, Pennington Dance Group, Intoto and graduation works for The Royal Ballet School and Millennium Performing Arts. She has taught for The Royal Ballet School, London Studio Centre, Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, National Centres for Advanced Training and Millennium Performing Arts. In 2015 she co-founded Cohan Collective, a choreographers’ and composers’ residency programme co-founded with Robert Cohan and Eleanor Alberga.