Jeanne Yasko is originally from New York, and was based in London from 1979-1983 before continuing her career as a choreographer, dancer and teacher in Scandinavia. She taught at the Arts Academy in Turku, Finland, and toured her solo show for two years before becoming the first Artistic and Managing Director of NorrDans. During ten years with NorrDans her choreographic works were both audience and critical successes and broadcast on SVT (Swedish television). In 2002 she received the Olof Högberg Kulturpriset (Cultural Award). Jeanne has taught at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Holland, the Danish National School of Contemporary Dance and Dansens Hus in Denmark and was artist in-residence at the Black Diamond, the Royal Danish Library’s house of culture. Jeanne holds a Diploma of Leadership, Art and Culture in Denmark.