YOKO KOIKE 小池 陽子

Dancer / Choreographer
Executive Committee of “SAI International Dance Festival”

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 honors.
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.
In 2017 she launched SAI International Dance Festival and she is also active as a producer.


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  • Director of Saitama City Ballet▶︎>>
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〈International Qualifications〉

  • Stott Pilates Instructor
  • Feldenkrais Method Practitioner
  • Franklin Method Instructor
  • Gyrokinesis Instructor


Main International Activities


2017

  • International Residence Performance(in Bulgaria)
  • Kyushu International Dance Competition / as a judge(in Japan)
  • SAI International Dance Festival / as a producer(in Japan)

2016

  • Memorial Gala Performance Seoul International Choreography Festival (in Korea)
  • 7th DanzINC – International Dancers & Choreographers Residency Festival International Choreographers’ Platform(Singapore)
  • International Dance Festival “New Dance for Asia” (in Korea)
  • Festival of “Daejun Young Choreographer Festival”(in Korea)

2015

  • won “Head jury prise” in “Seoul International Choreography Festival” (in Korea)
  • Festival of “Sibu International Dance Festival 2015” (in Malaysia)
  • Festival of “Busan International Dance Festival" (in Korea)
  • Festival of “International Modern Dance Festival” (in Korea)

2014

  • "The 2014 Gwangju Dong-gu Road Art Festival” (in Korea)
  • Festival of "JAPAN DANCE WEEK Nights of the Rising Sun” (in Israel)

2013

  • "Gwangjin International Summer Dance Festival" (in Korea) 

2012

  • "International Ballet Seminar 2012" (in Italy)

「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."