Born to dance, Québec native Youri began his training as a classical ballet dancer at the age of nine.
In 1993, he joined Le Jeune Ballet du Québec and, the following season, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. On several occasions, he has been a guest performer in the DancEast (New Brunswick) production of The Nutcracker . He has danced in several productions of the Opéra de Montréal and also performed in a creation by Benjamin Hatcher presented at Tangente.
Youri has danced in Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal since June 1998 and has been with ezDanza since it's 2006 conception.