About Yula 2018-11-29T12:38:19+00:00

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About Yula

I was born in Moscow. Just before the fall of the Soviet Union, my parents immigrated to the Netherlands. From my Russian upbringing, I inherited the love for literature and theatre, and a even more the love for (telling) stories. I’m a generalist and I like to know a bit about everything. Being open and sociable helps me to encounter stories and friends. At this moment I live in Amsterdam, with my husband Jesse Koolhaas and our children Miron and Lara.


I work as an independent cross media researcher and creative producer for documentary radio, television, film and commercials. Together with others I develop engaging projects on the intersection of media, technology and art. I am professional, flexible and able to easily move among different people and in various social environments.


I studied Communications  (at the University of Amsterdam) and Cultural Studies (at the Vrije Universiteit) specializing in Word & Image in film. Slowly I realized that I want to tell stories of my own. In 2008 I was admitted to the Media Academy in Hilversum where I completed my Masters Degree in Crossmedial storytelling. I am trained as a writer, researcher, presenter and producer for radio and television.

Yula is a passionate radio producer, full of great ideas. I have worked with her a lot on both the documentary program Plots and the 1-Minute series. She made wonderful stories such as the 1-minuut “Opera is een beetje drama”, which is unforgettable.
Katinka Baehr, radio producer and editor in chief
Yula Altchouler worked on several episodes of my Russia-series for the VPRO. She was a real asset to these productions, because of her positive attitude and her original ideas.
Jelle Brandt Corstius, television producer and presenter
Yula is a true storyteller. One can feel that she is sensitive and involved. She sees opportunities everywhere and has a great network. Yula is authentic and straight in her communication. And perhaps most importantly, she is someone you can have a tremendous laugh with! I had the pleasure of working with her and would do it agian right away.
Alet Klarenbeek, WOMEN Inc.