Yvan Karlsson is a Director, Choreographer, Dancer & Puppeteer. He has trained with STEPS Youth Dance Company (2007-2014), Spare Parts Puppet Theatre (First Hand Program 2015), The Curious School of Puppetry (UK) & Force Majure (INCITE).

Yvan has worked with Companies & Organisations including: Spare Parts Puppet Theatre (SPLAT! & Nobody Owns the Moon), Compagnie Royal De Luxe/Perth Festival (THE GIANTS), Circus MAXIMA (Fearless), Force Majure, In Soliloquy, Atticist & X+CO. Creator/Director credits include: Cool Bananas (600 Seconds/Blue Room Theatre), Monkey Boy (SPPT/First Hand), Ophelia (FringeWorld 2016), Player (In Situ/STCWA) & DEATHWISH (MicroMove/Blue Room Theatre). Movement Director credits include: Deadly Dialogues (Edinburgh Fringe 2017), EAST (Atticist) & Confirmation (X+CO).

Yvan was selected for the Next Generation Programme Asia in Tokyo, completed a choreographic residency at Lizierés in France & was nominated for an ‘OFFIE’ (Off West End Theatre Award) for ‘Best Choreography/Movement’ for his work on EAST. This year, Yvan was one of the Perth Festival’s 2019 LAB artists, directed ‘Tape, Tape World’ a puppetry collaboration with The Wanderlings in Singapore, was one of the performers and co-creators for Circus MAXIMA’s CATCH!, toured regional WA with ERTH’s Dinosaur Zoo and is currently performing his solo ‘fired but not yet glazed’ for INSITU 2019.