I’m Yena Han (YEH-nuh Hahn). I use she/her pronouns. I was born in South Korea, moved to Seattle when I was two, and began performing at four. After graduating from Rice University in Houston, Texas with a B.A. in Theatre and English, I’m back in Seattle and working as an actor, Squarespace web designer, and teaching artist.
I enjoy expanding my range as an artist by switching between mediums and genres, and I take an interdisciplinary approach towards my own creative vision. Whether I’m doing Shakespeare, designing a portfolio for a client, or leading a guided meditation, I’m passionate about utilizing the arts as a means of asserting the individual’s experiences while fostering connection. I strive to live in the balance between paradox, interpreting how complex history is written both beneath the surface and on the skin, and, with finesse, can be stripped down to simple, elegant lines.
As a woman and a person of color, I believe the way Asians are portrayed in the media is problematic, and there are still stereotypes to be challenged. Representation matters, and I play a part in that representation. Ultimately, I strive to create a body of work that illuminates and engages with social justice in a way that is brave, playful, and transforming.