Yamile Anaid Navarro Luna, was born in Mexico City. She began her professional dance studies at the Agora Cultural Center Dance School in Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico. Years later, she moved to Spain to continue her professional dance education in Barcelona. She graduated as a Classical Dancer from the Institut del Teatre in 2009, the same year, she enrolled the three-year Bachelor Program at the Palucca University of Dance in Dresden, Germany.
She graduated in 2012 presenting her Practical Thesis Work “In Nirelurgenrewop…En la Nada” as her first professional choreography.
She is now based in Dresden, and she works as a freelance dancer, guesting and collaborating with various companies and artists form all around the world. At the same time, she produces her own dance projects as a choreographer. For her choreographic work she uses different dance styles and other scenic arts to give completeness to her work and enrich her ideas, not loosing the focus on dance and movement as the main source of expression.
Since the beginning of her dance studies, improvisation took a very important place in her development as an artist, and this reflects in her previous and current work.
Young Dance Company JKS
Since August of 2023, Yamile and Antje Grüner share the artistic direction of the newly founded Young Dance Company of the JKS in Dresden. More information about the company can be found here.
SLOGANS Dance Company
Since 2023 she is also a member of the SLOGANS dance company, founded by music composer and artistic director Daniel Williams.
In 2014 she joined TanzNetzDresden, a Dresden based network for freelance artists. In 2020, the network became a non-profit association, and Yamile became part of the association board. She is also a member of Dancersconnect, a German non-profit organisation.
Photographer: Dresden Portraits, Stephan |Gui Yuexuan