ArtistrYE Puppets' Magic Lantern Pictures

Something wonderful has begun

“Yvette's spirit: the person who isn't afraid to be the only one in the room dancing; willing to put yourself in a tank full of cold water, only to realize it's full of sharks, but staying in there anyways!” Jarrod Saba, Documentary Filmmaker

Yvette Edery is a voice over actress, puppeteer, dancer, model, university professor, comedian, and director/producer. A love of Lucille Ball and the I love Lucy show kept her home from school to imagine a life in the arts and entertainment. Before long she was the star of every musical in her hometown, and she spent summers in circus camp and gymnastics, clowning and tumbling, flying and trapeze. A dream of performing for a living took her to New York City at the age of 18, on scholarship to NYU’s Tisch School of Arts. There she found her inner scholar and chose to make a difference in people’s lives for a living. She was blessed to work at Sesame Street, Blue’s Clues, Between the Lions, Reading Rainbow, and the New York International Children’s Film Festival all while getting a Masters degree from NYU (of her own creation from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study) in producing puppetry for film and television. A heartbreaking refusal from PBS left her wondering if she had made the right choice and she chose to dedicate herself to her craft come what may, and she joined up again with the circus, taking herself to Italy to study woodcarving by hand, and the creation and performance of the Italian marionette. A deep love rekindled, she chose to live off bread and water and sleep on a cot, but to stay in Europe almost indefinitely. Four years and eight countries later, Yvette left Europe after a year in Germany as the private apprentice to legendary marionette puppeteer Albrecht Roser, who became like a father figure to her, and one of the greatest loves of her life. Two films were produced during this time, Jillian Dillon,
made by Yvette and her students from NYU, upon her return to New York and made teacher of puppetry at the Tisch School of Arts, with her students overthe summer, and The Heart is a Mirror, featuring the puppets made with Albrecht Roser in his studio in Stuttgart, Germany. Jillian Dillon went on to play in over 120 film festivals internationally and won awards in Toronto and Beverly Hills, as well as purchased to be part of the permanent collection in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The Heart is a Mirror went on to become a cult phenomenon among art and avante garde curators and lovers as well as independent filmmakers, and was purchased to be part of the permanent film collections of both Yad Vashem in Isreal and the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, California. A lover of fine art, Yvette has chosen to make her life reflective of art and its missions. She seeks to be a pioneer, lightworker, visionary, and public figure. Her aim is to do it humbly, in honor of her teacher Albrecht, and the Heavenly Father, whom she believes will channel their grace through her if she will submit herself as an instrument of the divine for the sake of the arts and their audience. She wishes love on everybody. She wishes peace on herself. For more of her work, please visit the following links:

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