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Joanna Yu

Last updated: September 15, 2022

Joanna Yu (she/her) is a Set and Costume Designer working in Theatre, Film, and Dance. Over the past 15 years, she has designed and collaborated on over 100 productions; 44 of them World Premieres. Joanna’s designs have been seen on stages across Canada from the Belfry (Victoria, BC) to Neptune Theatre (Halifax, NS).

Joanna is the recipient of the Pauline McGibbon award for Unique Talents and Potential for Excellence and a recipient of the Virginia and Myrtle Cooper award for Costume Design. Joanna is a board member of Associated Designers of Canada (ADC659) and founding member of the IBPOC Designers Circle.

Joanna is a graduate of York University’s Theatre Design and Production program. She was born in Hong Kong, raised in Thornhill, Ontario – the traditional land of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Anishinabek, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, and the Wendake-Nionwenstïo.

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