Yana Yanezic (Slovenian Jana Janežič) is a Slovenian-born London-based actress, dancer and Stott Pilates instructor. Her great great great grandfather was the Slovene linguist Anton Janežič.[1]


Yanezic was educated at Poljane Grammar School, Ljubljana, and the University of Ljubljana where she graduated with a degree in Economics. She started dancing at the age of eight and studied ballet at Ljubljana Music and Ballet Conservatory, the secondary institution of the Ljubljana Academy of Music. After receiving a grant she studied ballet at the Royal Academy of Dance, London, and modern dance at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, with musical theatre at the London Studio Centre. In her career as a professional dancer she has performed with various ballet and Contemporary dance companies as well as appeared in many music videos for major UK and USA recording artists, commercials, performed as a dancer at music awards, such as Brit Awards, Smash Hits.


Yanezic has appeared in theatre,[2] as an actress in various UK TV dramas since 2001, including Wire In The Blood, Casualty (TV series), The Bill, Night and Day, Waking The Dead, The Saint, Johnny English, Royal Television Society award winning film 'Who's Afraid Of The Water Sprite?', computer game The Getaway: Black Monday and has voiced documentaries for BBC and ABC.


  1. "Born in Slovenia, now living in London, UK, Yana performed in ice-skating and ballet performances since aged eight. When performing in Slovenia, Yana has been offered a talent grant to study dance and drama in London. She had an extensive dance and modeling career and now works as an actress in London, UK. Yana is also a Tae-Kwon-Do gold medalist and a very keen sports person."
  2. Theatre record: Volume 24, Issues 13-19 2004 "GATE 20July-14 August 2004 MARIE LUISE A new play by KERSTIN SPECHT Translated by RACHAEL McGILL: Catherine Kanter Joanna Croll ; Josephine Myddelton Yana Yanezic ; Chris Myles Howard Teale ;"

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