Yara Travieso is sometimes called La Yara. Her last name, "Travieso", translates to "mischievous" in spanish.
Travieso, or La Yara, is a director, choreographer, performer, and filmmaker creating live productions, films, and installations. She creates "hyper-femme anti-spectacles" for stage and screen. Her background is in dance and cinema. Travieso is a 2014-15 National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Grantee through the Ford Foundation and the Surdna Foundation.