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Elena Yianni

Director Producer Writer Theatre Practitioner Artistic Director of 'A Million Dreams Arts'

A Greek Cypriot, Theatre-maker and Film-maker who is driven by making a change.

Passionate about Equality, Equity, Marginalised communties and the future of young people/artists.

Lover of multi-disciplinary, experimentation and originality.

Always a collaborator.

Trained practitioner.

Making work with people, for people, about people, to better people.

Please visit my website for updated project and work:


In Development

2022-2021Musical Theatre Director, 'Ghost Light', Written by Mailí Ní Ghormáin.

2022-23 Theatre Producer, 'Liquiqatine' Written by Joseph Hollas, Venue TBC.

July-Dec 2022. Film Director, 'Waiting' Written by Mailí Ní Ghormáin.

Previous Experience

2022 Assistant Director, 'Please Hold' Written and Directed by Joseph Hollas, @ Actors East, Dalston (July 27th-July 30th).

2022 Director/Producer, 'Revelations' Written by Saoirse D Byrne, Brighton Fringe @ St. Marys Church, Kemptown (May 26th and 27th) and FUSE Festival @ Rose Theatre, Kingston (July 5th/ Sold out).

2021 Actor/ Deviser, 'The Honest Forest' Devised by company, Touring to Schools in Birmingham, 2 weeks, 2019. (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.)

2021 Actor/Deviser, 'Threads of a picture' Devised by company, @Printworks, Birmingham. (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.)

2020 Actor/ Facilitator @ Safeside, West Midlands Fire Service. (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire)


BA(HONS) Applied Theatre at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire - 1st Class Degree

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts- DDD




1-2 years

Art forms / Disciplines

  • Comedy
  • Film - documentary
  • Film - feature
  • Film - short
  • Literature
  • Multi-disciplinary / cross art form
  • Music
  • Theatre / Live perfomance
  • TV - drama

What I do

  • Devising
  • Directing
  • Dramaturgy
  • Facilitating
  • Music - Plays Instruments
  • Performing
  • Producing
  • Theatre making
  • Verbatim theatre
  • Working with young people
  • Working within a Community / with community participants
  • Workshopping & Development
  • Writing

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