YASHI completed her studies at the University of Fine Arts in Berlin in 2000 under Prof. Martin Rupprecht and Vivienne Westwood. She works as a freelance costume and set designer for theater, opera and film with different directors such as Adriana Altaras, Daniel Schmid, Hans Neuenfels, Jean-Yves Courregelongue, Dimitris Papaioannou and Marie-Eve Signeyrole. In 1999 Yashi met the American director Robert Wilson during a stay at the Watermill Center (New York) and since then the artist has been designed costumes for numerous productions of his including Krapp's Last Tape, The Odyssey, Katya Kabanova, 1914 and La traviata. Last season she designed the costumes for the Latvian National Opera’s production of Carmen under the direction of Marie-Eve Signeyrole. The Rake's Progress is her first collaboration with Margo Zālīte. In 2009 Yashi received the Hein-Heckroth Prize for stage design and in 2016 was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Costumes/ Styling for the First European Games in Baku. In 2017 she was nominated for the prestigious Golden Mask Award in Moscow for her costumes for R. Wilson’s production of La traviata at the Perm Opera House.