Yuliya Eydelnant is a Ukrainain and Jewish woman, former refugee, dance teacher, choreographer, and dance healer. She was born in Kiev and grew up in the vibrant and artistic city of San Francisco where much of her passion for the performing arts developed. Her movement background includes figure skating, flamenco, salsa, bachata, jazz, musical theatre, hip hop, ballet, and modern dance. An avid performer since the age of 7, she uses her diverse training and background as a way to help others heal through movement based therapy. She also uses musicality as a jazz vocalist and percussionist to utilize musicianship with movement.
Her formal training includes San Jose State and Roehampton University. She spent several years abroad studying Martha Graham technique, ethnomusicology, dance education, and classical/contemporary theater. Since graduating with a BA in Musical Theater and Dance, she has taught workshops and classes all over the U.S. She also has spent 8 years working with non-profit organizations teaching students with disabilities dance therapy and is in the process of creating her own non profit organization for dance therapy in the future.
In her many years of teaching dance therapy to vulnerable communities, she aims to create a safe space for all to express themselves using musicality and healing based movement. Likewise, through her journey in sensuality through movement, she aims to showcase body positivity and self compassion/ self love in dance filmwork.
A survivor of sexual trauma, she uses dance + music based therapy in her performative artwork. She continues to strive to help others in building connection to the heart and body without restrictions of societal accepting norms. She wants to show how empowering it can be to use somatic movement + breathwork + musicality in your own body.