Location: California, USA
Yvonne Farrow began her career as a dancer in the first graduating class of the Duke Ellington High School for the Arts in Washington, DC and went on to receive her BA from New York University while working with such dance companies as the Dance Theater of Harlem (apprentice), Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater III, the Clive Thompson Dance Company and The Sporting Dolls (Monaco). She was one of the first African American female models of dance wear for the Capezio and Danskin catalogs. Ms. Farrow was a dancer in Tulsa Opera’s Porgy & Bess and Virginia Opera’s Harriet: A Woman Called Moses, dancing the title role. During this time she appeared in such dance related features as Beat Street, A Chorus Line and was a principle dancer in Disney’s Off Beat.
Yvonne transitioned into acting professionally and is a vested member of SAG/AFTRA and AEA. Her theatrical resume includes awards and notable credits in stage, television, film, producing and filmmaking. Visit www.twinbiz.com.
Farrow has been specializing in choralography of concert choral works specifically designed for classically trained choirs for over 20 years. She is also a dramatic coach employing theatrical elements and lighting design to choral performance as an extension of her vision. Yvonne is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, Chorus America, National Association of Negro Musicians and Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, working with choirs from middle school to the professional. Her choral ballets have been performed around the world and have contributed to top international awards won by The Choral Project, Daniel Hughes, Director, California International Choral Festival & Competition; The Northridge Singers, Paul Smith, Director, International Eisteddfod, in Wales; and Olympia High School Choir, Debbie Aurelius-Muir, Director, who won the Division One Rating, Illinois High School Association.
Having raised choralography to an art form and a business, Farrow presented the Interest Session; "Got Choralography?" at ACDA's 2011 National Conference. For more information visit, www.gotchoralography.com.