Yolande Snaith trained in Theatre and Dance at Dartington College of Arts, England. Since graduating in 1984, Yolande has been creating her own work, performing, choreographing and teaching throughout the UK and overseas, receiving several awards including two Digital Dance Awards, Time Out/Dance Umbrella awards and Bonnie Bird Choreography Awards. In 1990 Yolande formed her own company with financial support from the Arts Council of England, and since then Yolande Snaith Theatredance has produced 15 full length works, including No Respite 1992 which was selected for the Prix D’auteur du Conceil Generale de la Seine-Saint-Denise, and Blind Faith, which won the same prestigious award in 1998. Yolande has choreographed four original works for the camera, all of which were broadcast on British television and overseas. Should Accidentally Fall 1992, made in collaboration with film director Ross Macgibbon, was winner of the Vancouver Dance/Video Festival, and Tablecloth Garden was short listed for the Monaco Dance Screen Choreography Award 2001 Throughout her career Yolande’s choreography has been commissioned by dance, theatre and opera companies, including the English National Opera, Birmingham Dance Exchange, Transitions, Attic Dance and Ricochet Dance Company. In 1997 Yolande created the choreography for Stanley Kubrick’s final film Eyes Wide Shut, and in 1999 she was the choreographic adviser for director David Hinton’s film Birds, which was the overall winner of the 2001 Monaco Dance Screen Awards. Yolande Snaith Theatredance’s most recent touring productions include Maximum Machine 2000, Very Yellow 2002 and Jardin Blanc 2004. Yolande was appointed Head Of Dance at the University of California San Diego in 2002.