Born In Qiryat Gat Israel. Yaniv started his dancing career at the age of 22 after studying at the Bat
Dor school of dance in Tel Aviv. He was part of 'HakameryTheater' in Tel Aviv and participated in
different theater works.
In 2001 Yaniv started freelancing as a dancer, he joined the Suzanne Dallal Center for Dance and
Theater in Tel Aviv, and he worked with choreographer Javiar De Frotus (UK). As a freelancer he
also worked with choreographers such as Yasmeen Godder, Sahar Azimi, Paul Selwyn Norton (UK) and
Per Jonsson (SW).
After dancing one project with the Icelandic dance company he joined the Norwegian National Company of Contemporary dance - Carte Blanche and worked with choreographers such as Ina Christel Johannessen, Ohad Naharin, Ingunn Bjørnsgaard, Alan Lucien Øyen, Örjan Andersson, Bruno Listopad, Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar, DansDesign, Hofesh Shechter and many more.
Yaniv join the Norwegian National Ballet for 'A swan lake' a new creation by Alexander Ekman.
From 2009 Yaniv started to work on his own choreography. To date Yaniv has created two full evening-length works: 'How hard can it be?' (2014) and the multimedia dance project 'Kill me baby one more time' (2011) - in calaboration with C.Eckly and A.Spreafico , He aslo created several short works that have been performed in Norway, Germany and Israel. He won 3rd prize in Hanover International Choreography Competition 2012 for his duet “I wish I was Johnny Cash”. In 2013 he created the dance piece 'Blanke ark – del 1' for Carte Blanche dance company.
Yaniv is an autodidact photographer and cinematographer, and his work had been exhibited in galleries and various festivals. He created short art movies and documentary films, created promotion video and cinema ads for Carte Blanche dance company, The Norwegian National Ballet, Riksteatret and for freelance choreographers such as MarsjaAbrahamsen, Ina Christel Johannessen, Ella Christina Fiskum, Hillel Kogan and more.
Y to C Is a roof name for all activities of visual artist Yaniv Cohen.
- Y-to-C - Y to C Is a roof name for all activities of visual artist Yaniv Cohen.