Yenni Setiawan

Rising Star 2018

Yenni Setiawan has been dancing since age 4, learning ballet, jazz, and modern dance while growing up in Jakarta, Indonesia. By the time she was 7 she was a regular performer on both stage and television. In the early 2000’s, Yenni moved to San Francisco, graduating in 2004 from the San Francisco Academy of Art with a degree in interior design. She discovered West Coast Swing shortly thereafter… and as they say, the rest is history…Yenni rose through the ranks in an amazingly short period of time, very quickly being invited to dance in Champions events throughout the United States. Yenni’s dance style embodies effortless elegance, grace, beauty, and poise; her technique is impeccable, her lines flawless, and her poise masterful. Her beautiful Classic routines include successful partnerships with both Miguel de Sousa from 2013-2015 and Eric Jacobsen in 2011. As impressive as Yenni’s personal dance resume is, the real testament to her love of dance lies in how much she has given back to the dance community over the years. Together with her fiancé, Warren Pino, for the past ten years she has run one of the most renowned and successful weekly WCS dance venues in the United States out of Novato, California. WnY Warehouse, or fondly, “the Warehouse”, to its hundreds of devotees, has become a haven of learning and practice, and a joyful celebration of community to all who enter its door. As a teacher, her meticulous attention to detail and ability to see and understand the unique dance needs of each of her students, combined with her contagious smile, generous heart, and unwavering support, make her one of the most beloved teachers of the area.