(Joined in 2012)
Yukiko started her dance training in hiphop and ballroom latin in Tokyo. In 2008, she moved to London to study contemporary dance and joined Transitions Dance Company at Trinity Laban as a part of MA course. Since the graduation, she has been working internationally with companies and choreographers such as Agudo Dance, Art of Spectra(SE), Cathy Waller, Corey Baker, Norrdans(SE), Rhiannon Faith, Tamsin Fitzgerald(2Faced Dance), TRIBE and more.
As a rehearsal director , she has worked for Agudo Dance Company, reviving of “A Thousand Shepherds” in Cape Town with Cape Dance Company as well as Burgos university in Spain. She has also assisted Hakeem Onibudo from Impact Dance on Live Vive in Caracas with British Council and Sadler’s Wells in London.
Her choreographic credit includes Norrdans, The Place, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, London Studio Centre, Impact Dance & Ballet Boyz(R&D). Her own works were commissioned by and toured to The Place, DanceXchange, Riley Theatre, Norrlands Opera and beyond. She has also choreographed musicals and theatre productions such as A Little Night Music(Story House), Miss Julie(Southwark Playhouse), Guy the new musical(Bunker Theatre) and Urine Town(London College of Music)
She delivers professional dance classes based on hiphop foundation and floorwork to institutions and companies such as Rambert, The Place, Birmingham Dance Network, London Studio Centre, StopGap, Norrdans, Ballet Boyz, Burgos Conservatoire and more.
She received a Choreography Award from DanceXchange and is currently an associate artist at The Place and selected for the mentoring programme by Akram Khan Company supported by Sky Arts.
Recently, Yuki has joined force with Sarah Golding to form a collective SAY and are in the planning of national indoor and outdoor tour in 2022.
Team Member Name
Us, Louder than Words, Three, Two Plus One, Tempo