Ysanne has a way of offering an experience to the audience in many different perspectives. From opening up for Juelz Santana to playing "Motormouth Maybelle" in Dean College production Hairspray, there is no stage Ysanne can't dominate! As a performer at Six Flags New England Amusement Park Ysanne was cast as the original actress to play the role of "Cleo" in the debut of Graveyard Groove in 2014, where she performed in front of nearly 10,000 people that season alone.
January of 2021, Ysanne was appointed to be an Arts Community Impact Coordinator at the Northwest Connecticut Art Council. Apart of the Bridge Builders Initiative, she has the opportunity to build bridges between community and the arts.
The Bridge Builders Initiative seeks to strengthen equity work within the state-wide network of Designated Regional Service Organizations (DRSO) by placing Arts Community Impact Coordinators within the organization to serve as engagement leads with a focus on cultural vibrancy and social and artistic justice.
The Arts Community Impact Coordinators will work with the leadership to identify various affiliation circles and creative networks in the region that are not being served at a high level and strategize innovative ways to support them. They will become a “bridge” between the marginalized and the Designated Regional Service Organization to foster greater connectivity.
While building these bridges and operating Ysanne Music, Ysanne still managed to release videos for her latest music project called "Emotionally Strung Up" available on your favorite digital platform for download and streaming everywhere. Make sure you check out the videos of "How To Phrase It" and "There I Go" .
BOOKS TO BOOKINGS
Ysanne attended The Greater Hartford Academy of Performing Arts as a senior in high school, and then continued to revolve her education around music when she went to Dean College in Massachusetts. Ysanne graduated from Dean College May 2012, Cum Laude, with her Bachelor’s in Art and Entertainment Management: Communications.
Although education has always been a main focus for Ysanne, live performance is her true passion. She has participated in numerous musicals, countless open mics and showcases, and has opened up for big industry names such as The Dream, Donnell Jones and Juelz Santana. Ysanne had participated in the Kennedy Center American College, Theater Region I in 2013, after playing the role of Motormouth Maybelle in "Hairspray” at Dean College in 2012. March and July of 2017 Ysanne has also produced, directed and performed in two burlesque productions in the Connecticut. She also had the pleasure of being a Music Director for an original musical “Hope For Hartford”, which debuted June 2017 in Hartford, CT.
RECOGNITION FROM CONNECTICUT
March 2020 Ysanne was notified by Connecticut Office of the Arts that she was receiving an Emerging Artist Recognition Award. The following month (April 2020) she was granted a Teaching Artist Grant, allowing her to co-created a innovative arts empowerment program
targeted at minority female youth; “Black Girl Magic”. The intention behind this program is to introduce the arts as an empowerment and embodiment tool that encourages youth to express her
feelings. To get this program at your organization please email with "Black Girl Magic" in subject line.
YUP: A WOMAN WITH A DEGREE!
'12 Bachelor of the Arts
Art & Entertainment Management: Communications
Spring 2018 Ysanne received a grant as an emerging arts professional from Connecticut of the Arts through their Arts Workforce Initiative Program.This grant allowed Ysanne to be a paid intern at Connecticut Public, directly with YUPntwk. YUPntwk connects creative minds with space, equipment, contacts, freelance and much more!
Months after completing Connecticut Arts Workforce program (February 2019), Ysanne had received news from Asset for Artists, a nonprofit organization from Massachusetts that she has been accepted as a participant for a Match Saving Program! These funds will help assist her professional development and career.
Dean College Alumn
Graduated Cum Laude with a
B.A. in Art & Entertainment Management: Communications
with Performance Studies
Alto, Mezzo Soprano
Vocal Coach/Teacher: Rob Goldman, Andrea DelGiudice & Jolie Rocke Brown
Dean College Production - "Hairspray" as Motormouth Maybelle
Ma Peach Production - "The Wiz" as Addapearle
Six Flags New England Amusement Park - "Graveyard Groove" as Cleo
Photo Credit: "About Me" & "Books to Bookings" - Rina Starr -- "Education" & "Vocals" - Chad Brown-Springer -- "Roles" - Jeremy Wright -- "Business" Ysanne inspired logo created by C3Designs