Yianni was born in Limassol on October of 1968.
He studied Fine Arts and Jewelry design in London.
For the last 25 years he has been teaching Wing Chun and Tai Chi.
In 1993 he managed an alternative bar in Limassol hosting live jazz musicians; photo exhibitions; art gallery, poetry sessions and movie presentations. Other productions like dance theatre were successfully presented overseas; and also hip hop and break dance crews.
Yianni also followed workshops in Cinematography and Scrip Writing.
This motivated him to take part in the Lemesos International Documentary Festival acting as Coordinator and Production Assistant which he has successfully achieved over the last 10 years.
He also has also participated at the Cyprus Film Days IFF and International Short Film Festival of Cyprus (ISFFC), both of which are organized by the Ministry of Culture and Rialto Theatre.