Yana Drouz completed her acting studies at the Maly Theater Hochschule in Moscow and was then active as a performer at various Moscow theaters as well as in the film and television productions.
In 1986 she earned her degree as a film and television director with honors at the Film Academy WGIK in Moscow. Following this she worked as a director at Mosfilm Studios and in Russian television. There she made various shorts, documentaries, and feature films, some of which she also wrote.
Her films have received awards at international film festivals.
Yana Drouz is an internationally recognized and distinguished filmmaker.