YOKO KOIKE 小池 陽子

Dancer / Choreographer

Yoko Koike is a dancer and choreographer and producer of "Dance House Kogane 4422" "DANCERS' NEST JAPAN"
She was former member of Matsuyama Ballet Company, and a member of NBA Ballet Company and has been performing various soloist roles.
She is working as a free-lance dancer now. She started her career as a choreographer in 2009. She has received numerous honours.
She is learning Butoh technique that is helping to create the originality of her dance style.
The wide sources of her ideas include music, visual art, literature, academic fields, Feldenkrais Method and diverse body movements. In addition to being a dancer and choreographer, she also produce dance series projects for young dancers.

Producer
DANCERS' NEST JAPAN >>>web site
Producer
Dance House Kogane 4422 >>>web site
Member
Dance cosmopolitan >>>FB page
Director
Saitama City Ballet" >>> web site
Residency Artist
Designare Movement >>>web site












Main International Activities

  • Freelance Choreographer & Dancer / 2002 - Ongoing
    Residency Artist of Designare Movement / 2013 - Ongoing
  • Director of Saitama City Ballet / 2000 - Ongoing
  • Director of DEVIATE.CO / 2012 -2017
  • Producer of Manegment Director of SAI International Dance Festival / 2016 - 2017
    Dancers Nest JAPAN / 2017 - Ongoing
  • Producer of Dance House Kogane 4422 / 2018 - Ongoing
  • Matsuyama Ballet Company Dancer / 1995 - 1999
    NBA Ballet Company Dancer / 1999 - 2002

  • 2017
    Dance Bridge International / Japan
    Small Theater Festival / Korea
    Dance Cosmopolitan in Bangkok / Thailand
  • International Residence Performance / Bulgaria

  • 2016
    Memorial Gala Performance Seoul International Choreography Festival / Korea 7th DanzINC – International Dancers & Choreographers Residency Festival International Choreographers’ Platform / Singapore
    International Dance Festival “New Dance for Asia” / Korea
    Festival of “Daejun Young Choreographer Festival” / Korea
    Fukuoka Dance Fringe Festival / Japan

  • 2015
    won “Head jury prise” in “Seoul International Choreography Festival” / Korea
  • Festival of “Sibu International Dance Festival 2015” / Malaysia
    Festival of “Busan International Dance Festival" / Korea
    Festival of “International Modern Dance Festival” / Korea
    Fukuoka Dance Fringe Festival / Japan

  • 2014
    "The 2014 Gwangju Dong-gu Road Art Festival” / Korea
    Festival of "JAPAN DANCE WEEK Nights of the Rising Sun” / Israel
  • Seoul International Choreography Festival / Korea

  • 2013
    "Gwangjin International Summer Dance Festival" / Korea
  • Fukuoka Dance Fringe Festival / Japan
    Seoul International Choreography Festival / Korea
  • Dance and Environment Project / Japan Qualifications

Artistic Director ・ Producer

  • Saitama City Ballet / 2000 - Ongoing
  • DEVIATE.CO / 2012 -2017
  • SAI International Dance Festival / 2016 - 2017
    Dancers Nest JAPAN / 2017 - Ongoing
  • Dance House Kogane 4422 / 2018 - Ongoing

Award

  • 2015 won “Head jury prise” in “Seoul International Choreography Festival” / Korea
  • 2010 won Audience prise ”FUKUOKA DANCE FRINGE FESTIVAL” / Japan

Other

  • 2017 - Ongoing Kyushu International Dance Competition / as a judge / Japan
  • SAI International Dance Festival / as a producer / Japan
  • 2012 "International Ballet Seminar 2012” as a teacher / in Italy

Education

  • 1995 Graduate University of Dokkyo the faculty of law / Japan
  • 2014 - 2015 Certified STOTT PILATES Teacher
    2009 Certified Franklin Method Educator Level1 Teacher
    2004 - 2008 Certified Feldenkrais Method Practitioner
  • 2004 - 2005 Certified Gyrokinesis Teacher Level1



"MOIRA"

  • 2017, selected “Daehangno Small Theater Festival”
  • 2017, selected ”Dance Bridge International Festival”
  • 2016, selected ”Edamitsu Machinaka Festival”

"The Water of September"

  • 2016, selected “Daejun Young Choreographer Festival”
  • 2016, selected “Daegu International Dance Festival”
  • 2015, selected ”Edamitsu Machinaka Festival”
  • 2015, won prize [Third prize - Jury Award] “Seoul International Choreography Festival 2015”

"Reflected image"

  • 2015, selected " Busan International Dance Festival."
  • 2010, won prize “FUKUOKA DANCE FRINGE FESTIVAL.”

"Some/One"

  • 2014, selected " The 2014 Gwangju Dong-gu Road Art Festival."
  • 2013, selected "Seoul International Choreography Festival."

"SESTUNA"

  • 2016, selected “FUKUOKA DANCE FRINGE FESTIVAL.”
  • 2013, selected "Seoul International Choreography Festival."

"ENIGMA"

  • 2012, selected "Seoul International Choreography Festival."
  • 2013, selected “FUKUOKA DANCE FRINGE FESTIVAL.”