Born in Melbourne, Australia, Yiana has been doing acting classes since the age of 13.

Yiana completed her first year at Swinburne University doing Film and Television where she then wanting to explore and be more involved in front of the camera as well. In 2014 and 2018 she attended Stella Adler in Los Angeles to develop her Acting Training.

Yiana is a Full-Time graduate - completing 2 years at Acting Performance Studio. During her time at APS she’s been lucky enough to play a range of characters such as Helen of Troy & Ismene in the Greek Tragedy Electra Hearts Orestes - Directed by Briony Dunn. Lysander in Midsummer Night’s Dream - Directed by Francis Greenslade, and Hamlet in Hamletmachine.

Yiana has also recently completed a Feature Film 'Unsound' as a lead which will be premiered at the Mardi gras in 2020 winning The Pride Foundation Australia Award for Best Australian Feature Film. 

Yiana also did a short film called Ties that Bind for Swinburne University. A documentary for Focus on Ability and recently submitted a short film called 'The Stacks', that she wrote with Elisha Moore, that she featured in and edited for the Unscene Film Competition sponsored by Village Cinemas.  

Yiana loves creating her own projects, and thoroughly enjoyed making her first short film ‘Misjudge’ and recently starred and co-wrote in a short called ‘Unforgotten.’

In 2020 she featured in a Music Video for the band 'Hands like Houses' - SPACE  which is to be released later this month.

She plans to continue collaborating with colleagues to write, direct and edit in films in the future hoping that she’ll one day get the chance to work with Quentin Tarantino. 


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