Yan studied acting at AIDA, Drama Dept. George Brown College and Beijing Film Studio. Her leading role (Chinese Chocolate) won C.I.C.A.E Award at Berlin Film Festival; and nominated for the Best Actress (Saving Levi) at 168 Hour Film Festival. Yan starred in various film and TV projects in N. America.
Swimming, Cycling, film directing, writing, producing, dancing: modern, Disco, Tango, Ballroom, Club/Freestyle, Waltz, and singing, and voice-over.