Sacha Yanow is a NYC-based performance artist and actor. Her work has been presented by venues including Danspace Project, Joe's Pub and the New Museum in NYC; PICA’s TBA Festival/Cooley Gallery at Reed College in Portland, OR; Pieter in Los Angeles; The Lab in San Francisco; and Festival Theaterformen in Hanover, Germany. She has received residency support from Baryshnikov Arts Center, Center for Performance Research, Denniston Hill, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, SOMA Mexico City, and Yaddo.
Yanow has performed in theater, film and dance works by artists including Karen Finley, Sarah Michelson, Laura Parnes, Katy Pyle, Elisabeth Subrin, and Julie Tolentino. She is a member of the Dyke Division of Theatre of a Two-Headed Calf, creators of Room for Cream, the live lesbian soap opera.
As an outside eye and creative consultant for fellow artists, Yanow has worked with Faye Driscoll (Thank You for Coming: Space, 2019), Morgan Bassichis (various projects 2017-2019), Elisabeth Subrin (A Woman A Part, 2016) and Dynasty Handbag (Soggy Glasses 2014-2016).
Yanow currently serves as Advisor to Art Matters Foundation after being the Director for 12 years, and previously worked at The Kitchen as Director of Operations. She received a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and is a graduate of the William Esper Studio Actor Training Program.