Dasha Yurkevich is a young dancer, choreographer, educator and artist. She was born and raised in San Francisco by her parents who immigrated from Uzbekistan. She trained at the San Francisco Ballet School, Ruth Asawa School of the Arts and ODC. She is also an advocate for youth empowerment and leadership in the outdoors. She started Youth Bike America to provide outdoor experiences through bike touring. She has helped lead two major bike tours across the United States.