The work of choreographer Yvon van den Akker is characterized by the combination of dance and theatre with video and, almost always, working on location. Her projects have a surreal and absurd quality. Her style borders physical theatre. Dance often follows the structure of a theatre play. Not only does she make performances, she is a visual artist: adding dance films and video installations to her repetoire. Also, she works as a dancer / performer for other groups.

Yvon van den Akker studied at the Theatre School in Utrecht and the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam.