Yann designs sets and costumes internationally for opera, theatre, dance, musicals and film. He trained in Theatre Design at the celebrated Motley Theatre Design in London, directed by Alison Chitty. He collaborates with leading directors and choreographers such as: Arthur Pita, Henrique Rodovalho, Yaron Lifschitz, Tamsin Fitzgerald, Rosie Kay, Helen Blackburn, Dam Van Huynh, Michael Moxham, Hubert Essakow, John Fulljames and many others. Some of his design commissions include The Little Match Girl at Lilian Baylis Theatre, the feature film Panic, the International Dance Festival Birmingham shows Utopia and Wings of Desire, La Bala at Municipal Theatre of Rio de Janeiro, Concert Dansé at Birmingham Symphony Hall, The Confession a short film nominated for The Academy Awards. Site-specific commissions include art direction for Secret Cinema shows, commercials and feature films.
For over 15 years, Yann worked as a professional dancer with various international choreographers, dancing in companies such as Ballet Stagium, Portuguese Contemporary Dance Company and Phoenix Dance Theatre.