Yael Chanukov has many places she considers home. Born in Haifa, Israel to Russian parents, Yael grew up in Sunny San Diego. She has been a performer since the 3rd Grade when she got cast as Pinnochio in Pinocchio. Since then she has gone on to perform at renowned stages such as The Old Globe and La Jolla Playhouse. Yael graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Northern Colorado and went straight into the pandemic. During that time she created her own online voice teaching business and moved to New York City. Past credits include Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, Natalie in Next to Normal, Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Fiona in Shrek.