Yolanda Morales is a choreographer, dancer and performer based in Hamburg, Germany since 2016. Originally from Chiapas, in Southern Mexico, Yolanda Morales completed the Master in Performance Studies at the University of Hamburg in 2018.
She received her dance education at the Universidad de Ciencias y Artes in Chiapas and at the Universidad in Puebla (BUAP) (Acap-INBA) both in Mexico.
She has worked with the dance company "Escenica Obra Negra" in her home town Tuxtla Gutiérrez and with the "Tanztheater Company" in Leipzig, Germany.
In 2019 recieved a grant from the "Behörde für Kultur und Medien der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg" as a young artist and the financial support from the "Hamburgische Kultur Stiftung". As such she produced, in co-production with K3 Tanzplan Hamburg her first dance piece "2666" within the Limited Edition Residence at Kampnagel in Hamburg. "2666" has been performed in Hamburg, Germany and in Oaxaca, Mexico and has been invited to the IAPAR Festival in Pune, India in 2021.
Her work focuses on the dystopic/utopic space as a space of resistence, the development of new bodies responding to politcal, social and enviromental issues of this contemporary world from a feminist approach.
She has participated with her solo performances in festivals and events in Hamburg (NAKT Festival, Over Flow Festival), München (Tanzwerkstatt Join Adventures), Freiburg (Südufer Werkschau), Ústí nad Labem in Czech Republic (Hranicar Galerie) and Mexico (Dia International de la Danza, in Guadalajara and Tlaxcala, Solos festival in Tuxtla Gutiérrez).
She has organized, togheter with the association RIMA, the Festival SELVA in Hamburg in 2017 und 2018.
Her main training focus has been the technique of improvising as a tool of composition. Therefore she has taken training with different choreographers and dancers such as David Zambrano, Toni Cots, Luis Malvacías, Jeremy Nelson and others.
She has taken GAGA training with different dancers from the Batsheva Company as Bosmat Nossan, Amy Morrow, Ohad Fishof and Noa Suk and has also trained with Francisco Cordoba, German Jauregui, Heidi Weiss, David Zambrano (Flying Low), Milan Herich and Malgorzata Haduch.
She is also involved in several social projects: in her home town she worked for different organizations in projects for children and women and has given different workshops around dance and composition in Mexico.