“Dance Magazine named Miss Yatkin "Top 25 to Watch” and it's easy to see why: she is a fierce and supple performer” – New York Times

“An artist to follow, a woman with deep reserves of feeling and experience and an invigorating, memorable way of expressing them” Washington Post

"Yatkin is an impossible act to follow.” - ChicagoTribune

"Nejla Yatkin doesn't disappear for an instant, not within a role and not under the impact of movement. She's a performer inside and outside, from a piercing gaze to expressive shoulder blades and from the coils of her long black hair to her finger tips and toes. As a dancer, she measures on a major scale, thanks to a strong, long body and the amplitude she sustains. Watching her can become hypnotic, even off stage".
-Dance View Times


Nejla Yatkin’s work manifests in dance pieces, durational performance installations, and short experimental films. Her physical movement practice examines and seeks connection to place, land, home and memory and is created within a framework of the multi-lingual context and imagery.

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