Irene Yang was born in Toronto (Canada). She began dance training at a private dance studio in Markham, Ontario. In 2011 she attended Elite Danceworx and trained there in all styles of dance. She began her formal classical training in 2014 at the Academy of Ballet and Jazz (School of Canadian Ballet Theatre). In 2018 she came to Stuttgart to join the John Cranko Schule from which she graduated in 2021.
She successfully took part in several competitions. At the Prix de Lausanne 2018 she was a finalist and won a scholarship to the John Cranko Schule. In the years 2016 to 2018 she reached several first and second places at the regional Semifinals of the Youth America Grand Prix.
In the 2020-21 season Irene Yang was an apprentice with the Stuttgart Ballet, one season later she became a member of the Corps de ballet.