Youran is a dancer from San Diego, California who
began her dance career in the styles of jazz, tap, and
contemporary at 9 years old. However, under the
mentorship of KJ Gonzales and Keone Madrid, she
decided to train primarily as a hip hop/urban dancer in
high school, joining award-winning junior teams, Syde
FX and Ill Habits, and becoming the founder of her
high school’s co-ed urban dance team.
She moved to New York in 2014 to study
at NYU, graduating with her bachelor’s in May 2018.
During her time in New York, she has become a leader
in the New York dance community. Youran has served
as the youngest artistic director of the award-winning
team, The Neighbors, is a member of Bo Park’s dance
collective, Shinsa, and created her own exhibition
team, YLDC. She is currently also teaching weekly
urban dance classes at House of Movement and
working as a children’s dance teacher and youth
development instructor with Kids in the Game.