Actress and theater director, known for theater works done with women. Founded Teatro Las Tablas in 2006 to present theater in Spanish in Washington Heights and other interested communities with emerging and professional artists of all Latin America. Wrote “12,” “The Displacement Monologues,” “Íta Madre,” “Las vueltas que la vida” (co-written with Dinorah Coronado), Adapted the fables “Cuco, the boogieman,” and “This Fable of the Jungle” to children’s theater and also wrote 2 short films, “La Bombilla” and “Aflixión.” Yolanny loves the rhythms of language, her most outstanding diction, and accent work is in Light of Ashes by Marco Antonio Rodríguez and At the Time of the Butterflies, Caridad Svich’s adaptation of Julia Alvarez novel. Has directed over a dozen plays. Mayor Bloomberg distinguished her with NY Immigrant Visionary Award for her work with other able youth. She Holds a B.A. in Sociology from Marymount Manhattan College.