Since she was 14 years old, Yoriko learned classical ballet, Jazz dance, Contemporary Dance, Butoh and Improvisation. She studied at Ochanomizu University, receiving B.A and M.A. she worked as a dancer in various theaters and projects internationally.
Since 2008 she started to work as a independent choreographer of Dance theater. She presents her pieces in many cities in Japan, India and Germany. In 2013 she got a scholarship from Japanese government as a young artist, and stayed and worked in Berlin for one year. Since 2016 she lives and works there.
In 2019 she studied in a further training course for dance pedagogy, cooperated with Universität der Künste Berlin. She is now also working for social dance projects with children and seniors.
In 2021 she became a member of International Council of Dance (UNESCO).
Solo “MORTAL” (Hiroshima)
Company Production “CANARY ～aspects of "S"～” (Japan Tour)
Solo “Becoming to be a man” (Yokohama BankART)
Company Production “The Dream of Brainwashing” (Tokyo,Fukuoka)
Company Production “Rhapsody for Cannibalism” (Tokyo)
Company Production “Tanaka Mizuki’s World” (Tokyo)
Company Production “Tanaka Mizuki’s World” (Niigata)
Company Production “UTOPIA” (Tokyo)
Solo Performance (Berlin, Germamy)
Solo Performance (Berlin, Germany)
Solo "MORTAL" (Pune, India.) / AVAYAVA Contemporary Dance Festival
Solo Performance with Yuichi Nishikawa (New Delhi, India) / Japan Foundation
Company Production "TOKYO MANIA" (Berlin, Germany)
Company Production "Cage/ ASLAP" (Tokyo)
Company Production "Lullaby" (Tokyo, Babylon Dance Collection)...Audience Prise
Company Production "Ryoanji" (Berlin, Germany)
Social Dance Project "D14" (Berlin, Germany)
360° Dance Theater "AMA-Perlentaucherin" (Berlin, Germany)
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE as a dancer
2003-2005 Tokyo Disney Resort Dancer
2005 Opera “CARMEN” (New National Theater)
2007-2011 Kagaya Kaori Dance-SHAN
2011 Dance Movie “Die Verwandlung” (Director : Meitei Yamada)
2012 My Sunshine (Director : Hiroshi Koike)
2013 Comedy Movie Festival Opening Movie (Director : Chihiro Amano)
2015 Duo Festival in South Korea (Choreographer : Kuang-Soku)
2016 TANSIK (Berlin, Choreographer: Chizu Kimura)
2016 Film "PANK OPERA" (Berlin, Director: Aneta Panek)
2017-2018 Sayonara TOKYO (Wintergarten Variete Berlin)
2019 Body in Urban place (Herrenhäusergarten in Hannover,
Choreographer : Willi Dorner)
2019 Objects (Choreographer : Nadja Raszewski)
2008 Akita Modern Dance Conpetition “Akitakomachi Prize"
2013~2014 Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists
2018 Tokyo Babylon Dance Collection, Audience Prise
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
2010 Hachinohe Portable Museum Hacchi (Aomori)