Yolanda was born in the province of Cadiz in the south of Spain, moving to England at an early age. A graduate of The Drama Centre London, she has worked as an Actor, enjoying a long career in Television, Film, Radio, and Theatre, her favourite medium, working as a leading actor at The Citizens’ Theatre Glasgow, The RSC and Shakespeare’s Globe.
While working at the Globe, her teaching and coaching practice began. She was approached and accepted to join the theatre’s education department and bring the lessons of the rehearsal room into the public arena, working with actors, directors, and academics. She expanded this work nationally and internationally, coaching in both English and Spanish. Her work focuses on presence and embodiment – how to communicate our thoughts and feelings with awareness through our bodies.
In 2013 she joined Olivier Mythodrama as a lead presenter and coach. She has since worked as senior programme lead across all portfolio programmes with many international organisations across the private and public sectors. Yolanda also contributes to the Innovation Lab within Olivier Mythodrama in designing new programmes for future leaders.