Yarit has been working in live performance since 2006 first as a dancer and dance dramaturge for Hagit Yakira Dance Company and later as a Fight Director and Movement Director. She is an Ensemble Associate of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, a BASSC Certified Stage Combat Teacher and an IDC certified intimacy director & intimacy coordinator. She is a graduate of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, a Jacques Lecoq Physical Theatre practitioner and holds an MA in Theatre Directing (Rose Bruford College).
With the development of intimacy direction, she trained with IDI (now IDC) and started working professionally as an intimacy director in 2017 on Little Voice at Park Theatre and in 2018 on Three Sisters (Arrows & Traps Theatre). In 2019 she was the first Intimacy Director in London's West End (credited for Death of A Salesman transfer starring Sharon D. Clarke and Wendell Pierce). Stage credits include West End, Shakespeare's Globe, Almeida, Young Vic, Royal Exchange Manchester, Bush Theatre, Storyhouse, Gate Theatre, Boulevard Theatre with upcoming work for the National Theatre and Donmar Warehouse.
FILM / TV
Yarit is an IDC certified Intimacy Coordinator and one of the leading Intimacy Coordinators in the UK. She transferred her intimacy direction stage practice to the screen in early 2019 working on Channel 4's Drama Adult Material (BAFTA Nominee for Best Mini-Series). For more information on her intimacy coordination & services see Moving Body Arts.
Credits include Adult Material (Channel 4), The Nevers (HBO), Spanish Princess 2 (Starz), Domina (Sky TV), The Wheel Of Time (Amazon/Sony), White Lines (Netflix), The Girlfriend Experience 3 (Starz), Starstruck (HBO Max/BBC 1), Cheaters (BBC), Carnival Row 2 (Amazon/Legendary), Close To Me (Channel 4), Bridgerton (cover IC, Netflix), Code 404 (Sky), Becoming Elizabeth (Starz), Pistol (FX), Atlanta (FX), Life After Life (BBC), Superhoe (BBC) and more.
To support the development of Intimacy Coordination in the UK's entertainment industry, Yarit opened the first fully funded mentoring scheme for intimacy coordinators from under-represented groups funded by the Film & TV Charity Fund and supported by ScreenSkills & Moving Body Arts. In addition, in August 2020 she helped to establish Bectu's Intimacy Coordinators Branch which she currently chairs.
Yarit is an ongoing contributor to many UK intimacy guidelines available online for employers as well as performers:
- Directors UK's 'Directing Nudity & Simulated Sex'
- Stage Directors UK's Intimacy Direction Guidelines
- Equity Intimacy Working Group's guidance for performers and engagers.
Between 2017-2020 Yarit was the education manager and one of the original co-founders of Theatrical Intimacy which later merged as a branch of IDI in the UK "Intimacy Directors International UK" (IDI-UK) and currently known as Intimacy For Stage & Screen. As part of her work, she co-created the accreditation programme for intimacy directors working in live performance in the UK.
Her company MOVING BODY ARTS offers choreography & training services to the entertainment industry in UK & EU.
Associate Movement, Intimacy & Stage Combat Tutor of The Royal Academy Of Dramatic Arts (RADA)
Ensemble Associate Artist of Shakespeare's Globe
Steering Group member of the Movement Directors Association
Associate Artist of the Director's Cut Theatre Company
Associate Artist of Hera Opera Company
TEACHING IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Currently visiting tutor at: RADA, Rose Bruford College, East 15 Acting School, Italia Conti, ArtsEd, Guildhall School Of Music & Drama, Fourth Monkey and at the HE department of the Shakespeare's Globe.
MAIN PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
Master of Arts: Theatre Practices (Directing discipline), Rose Bruford College & Manchester University.
Postgraduate Professional Diploma In Dance Studies, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance.
Jacques Lecoq Physical Theatre & Devising - full two-year programme, LISPA (now Arthaus Berlin).
BASSC Certified Stage Combat Teacher
IDC Certified Intimacy Director & Intimacy Coordinator
Clown & Le Jeu Training with Philippe Gaulier
Commedia Del'Arte Training with Fabio Mangolini
Eccentric Clown Training with Avner The Eccentric
Additional Physical Theatre Training with Complicite and Told By An Idiot
Trauma Sensitive Yoga Foundation
Trauma First Aid taught by Dr Peter Levin
Somatic Experiencing Foundation
Laban Guild Foundation Course
Classical Pilates Certified Teacher (mat & full studio equipment)
Garuda Certified Teacher (mat & Garuda equipment with James D'Silva)
Dance Theatre 3 year programme, Jezreel Valley Center for the Arts, Israel