Born in Paris, Yvan finishes his training with success at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris in 1989. He then joined couple of days later the Nederlands Dans Theater 2 and Nederlands Dans Theater 1 from 1991, where he will stay until 2009.
During this period he will grow under the creative works of Jiří Kylián, Ohad Naharin, William Forsythe, Mats Ek, Hans Van Manen, Nacho Duato, Johan Inger, Paul Lightfoot, Saburo Teshigawara, Crystal Pyte etc… going through repertoire and creations with every one of them.
Since 2009, he is engaged as ballet master for international dance companies staging works by choreographers Jiří Kylián and Johan Inger, dramaturge and co-choreographer together with choreographers Johan Inger, Carine Guizzo, Amos Ben Tal, Dylan Newcomb, Jorma Elo, Gaël Domenger and Cora Bos-Kroese and as ballet master and teacher in several international schools and Conservatorium. Yvan is holding a diploma of dance teaching and pedagogy from the Centre National de la Danse in Paris.
He is also deeply involved since 2012 in the creative processes of the modular platform of dance, music, video and installations „OFF projects”.