YAV, originally from Congo, is a movement artist, model and musician. Born in Belgium (1993), throughout the years YAV has worked as a dancer with various choreographers in the contemporary dance field. In 2018 he started his career as a choreographer. He was featured as an artist for Vogue, Nl, I-D, Glamcult and Numéro Netherlands.
In 2020, YAV was mentioned in the ‘NRC TOP 101 LIST’ upcoming talent in the category Dance. In 2021 he started composing original music for his own projects. Yav worked as a model with brands like Armani and Marc Jacobs and also took part in BLACK IS KING, a film by Beyonce, as a choreographer and dancer. YAV has worked as a movement director for Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Daily Paper. In August 2021 YAV premiered his latest performance work Movements of Soul.