Yeya Ekström is an accredited and well-established performer, choreographer, director, dancer, presenter, promoter and hostess from Stockholm, Sweden whose popularity and highly creative and innovative style is well known throughout the world.
Yeya is regarded as a most accomplished choreographer/teacher and has worked all throughout Europe and across the Atlantic as a freelancer for over 15 years.
For many years Yeya has been a sought for teacher and choreographer which have led to her travelling worldwide as an independent artist. In her travels Yeya has held dance lessons in some of the world’s most popular dance studios. To mention a few :
– Broadway Dancer Center – New York City, USA
– Boogiezone, Los Angeles, USA
– Dance 411 Studios – Atlanta, USA
– Juste Debout School – Paris, France
– 8Count Dance Complex – Montreal, Canada
Yeya is also well known within artist development both in Sweden and USA. She’s been a coach at Atlanta’s leading artists development center “The Complex” where she collaborated with Devyne Stephens who is known as former choreographer for artists such as Usher, Pink, Boyz II Men, TLC and discovering American artist Akon. Today she is the responsible stagecoach and choreographer for the artist John Martin, known from Swedish House Mafia who recently released his hit single “Anywhere For You”.
Yeya has experience as a choreographer not only for stage but also for TV, commercials, fashion shows and music videos. She is able to direct and choreograph not only dancers but also actors on set. She’s been working with Universal Records both in France and Sweden, the Swedish Tv-production company Strix, Stiller Studios and the advertising agency Masscreation in Stockholm.
In 2011 she became a member of the famous “Ladies of Hip Hop Crew” which is based in New York and created by Michele Byrd McPhee, an ensemble that contains the best female dancer and pioneers of Hip Hop today. Right now Yeya is still traveling around the world to teach and choreograph, and is a member of the French hip hop crew “Kaynix” which recently won the competition “Dance Delight”, in Paris, the largest street choreography contest in the world today. The final is in Japan this fall.