ANNA YLIAHO

Anna was born in Helsinki, Finland, and started dancing at The Helsinki Dance Institute at the age of seven. She then went on to receive her vocational dance training at Finnish National Opera Ballet School and Hungarian Dance Academy in Budapest, graduating with a BA-degree in dance.


She joined Ballet Theatre UK in 2017 and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2018. Anna
had the opportunity to perform many leading roles with the company such as Giselle
(Giselle), Glinda the Good Witch (The Wizard of Oz), Odette (Swan lake), Beauty (Beauty
and the Beast) and Mermaid (The Little Mermaid). In the Spring of 2021, Anna also had the pleasure of teaching Zoom dance workshops at Lucy Kate Star Academy.


Anna is thrilled to join the cast of the 2021 Summer Tour of The Secret Garden with New Creations Collective as Mary Lennox.
She’s inspired by the expression behind dance and it’s ability to connect people and
audience of all ages.