YOKO KOIKE 小池 陽子

Dancer / Choreographer

Yoko Koike is a dancer and choreographer.
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.

  • Director of Saitama City Ballet▶︎>>
  • Designare Movement Residency Choreographer & Dancer▶︎>>












Main International Activities


Freelance Choreographer & Dancer / 2002 - Ongoing
Designare Movement Residency Choreographer & Dancer / 2013 - 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 Planning & Management

Saitama City Ballet / 2000 - Ongoing
DEVIATE.CO / 2012 -2017
SAI International Dance Festival / 2016 - 2017
Dancers Nest Asia / 2017 - 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

「The Water of September」

 2016, selected “Daejun Young Choreographer 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 as one of finalists "Seoul International Choreography Festival."

「SESTUNA」

 2016, selected “FUKUOKA DANCE FRINGE FESTIVAL.”
 2013, selected as one of finalists "Seoul International Choreography Festival."

「enigma」

 2012, selected as one of finalists "Seoul International Choreography Festival."

「Double - double」

 2011, selected as one of finalists "Seoul International Choreography Festival."