Yukiko, originally from Tokyo, Japan, started her training in Hip Hop, Ballroom Latin. In 2008, she moved to London to start training in Contemporary Dance at Trinity Laban where she joined Transition Dance Company as a MA degree in Dance Performance where she worked with choreographers – Lucy Guerin (Australia), Martin Nachber (Germany) and Melanie Teal (UK). She has also received an award for her Choreological studies research during her training.
Since graduation, Yukiko has worked with a vast variety of contemporary dance companies internationally, Art of Spectra (Sweden), Cathy Waller Company, Christopher Marney, Company Decalage (UK-France), James Cousins, Jose Agudo, RDC, Rhiannon Faith, Rosie Kay, Tamsin Fitzgerald (2Faced Dance), Vincent Mantsoe, Vuyani Dance Theatre (South Africa) and more.
She is also a choreographer and passionate about making issue based contemporary dance piece and has received a choreography award.
Yukiko joined Norrdans in August 2018.