London, 1983

Yinka Esi Graves

Dance Artist whose work explores the links between flamenco and other forms of body expression, particularly from a contemporary and African diaspora perspective. Graduated in Art History (Sussex 2005), she settled in Spain in 2009 to train at the Escuela de Flamenco Amor de Dios in Madrid and then in Seville with teachers such as Yolanda Heredia, La Lupi and Andres Marin. The
Yinka’s short pieces have been performed at Sadler's Wells (UK), Gibney (NY) among other venues nationally and internationally. Yinka is currently a collaborator in Cuerpos Celestes (Finalist MAX Awards 2021) by Chloé Brulé and Marco Vargas cía, and Mailles by Dorothée Munyaneza. In 2023 Yinka premieres her first solo production: The Disappearing Act.

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