In January 2000, Yvette Richard earned her Bachelor of Arts in Dance performance, choreography and education from San Francisco State University. While at SFSU, she danced with EMBAJE Dance Company, performing throughout the bay area and studied with recognized dance educator, Dr. Albirda Rose. It was at this time that Yvette was also introduced to the world of yoga and pilates. In addition to two decades of dance experience, she has also been practicing yoga for the last 9 years and just recently completed her training in the Stott Pilates Method.
Since her move to the islands almost nine years ago, she has performed at various venues on Maui and the neighboring islands with renowned choreographers David Ward and Andre Morissette and was a company member for Koablue Dance Theater. In 2006, she also worked as featured aerial acrobat for Mo’olelo Productions theatrical show, Honua’ula, at the Marriott, Wailea, Maui. In January of 2008, she gave birth to son, Noah Kai, and is enjoying her new role as a mother. Currently, Yvette is the resident children’s dance instructor at Island Spirit Yoga and is a certified Stott pilates instructor at Body In Balance and The Ritz Carlton at Kapalua on west Maui.