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Pictured: Rebecca Chan and Fadi Muallem in Kokoro (True Heart) by Velina Hasu Houston, dir. Ynika Yuag. Photo by J.R. Sheriff.

Ynika Yuag
Intimacy Choreographer
New Work Development

Upcoming Projects

  • Intimacy Choreographer, When Two Hands Meet by Shakeer Hood: Georgetown University Department of Performing Arts 2024

  • Dramaturg, new work in development: The Vagrancy 2023-2024

  • Miranda Family Fellowship New Work FellowWoolly Mammoth Theatre Company 2023-2024



Ynika Pocopio Yuag (they/them and she/her) is a theatre artist focused in directing, intimacy choreography, and new work development. She is from Kalamazoo, Michigan, the Ifugao people of Banaue, Philippines, and Siquijor, Philippines. They focus in consent-based, trauma-informed practices in directing and producing for the stage, specifically for stories of marginalized peoples, and they are most excited about collaborative and equitable processes. They are currently the New Work Fellow at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, D.C.

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