Yoshiko Chuma / The School of Hard Knocks (NYC) / 2014-Current
Position : Dancer and documentation Video director
Director : Yoshiko Chuma
CITY VIDEO (NYC) / 2016 - Current
Video Production company co-owner. Chief Video Editor and Producer.
Armitage Gone! Dance (NYC) / 2004–2013 2014-Current
Director/Choreographer: Karole Armitage. Performed throughout Europe, Mexico and the USA
Venues In NYC: BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, New York Live Arts, Joyce Theater, Miller Theater, Cedar Lake, the Kitchen, Duke 42nd Street Theater, Gugenheim Museum. SummerStage in Central Park
ABC Dance Company (Vienna , Austria) / 2003-2004
Director/ Choreographer : Nicolas Musin
Rambert Dance Company (London, UK) / 2001 –2003
Worked with Christopher Bruce, Jiri Kylian, Merce Ccnningham, Lindsey Kemp, Rafael Bonachela, Karole Armitage and others.
Dutch National Ballet (Amsterdam, The Netherlands ) / 1997 –2001
Danced most of the major classics including Balanchine and also worked with, among others, Twyla Tharp, David Dawson, Krzysztof Pastor, Hans van Manen, Rudi Van Dantzig, William Forsythe, and Redha.
Hamburg Ballet (Hamburg, Germany) / 1992 –1997
Worked with Mats Ek and choreographer/director John Neumeier.
Matusuyama Ballet (Tokyo) / 1989-1991
Beautiful boy (New York City) / 2014
Tea Cup Crash (Tokyo, Varna) / 2007
Break in the routine (New York City) / 2006 and 2013
HANNA (Vienna) 2004
8:15 (London) 2003
Life is long (London) 2002
Interlochen Center for Center for the Art (Michigan) / 2015
Taught a master class
La Mama Moves-The school of hard knocks / Dancer & Film maker (NYC) / 2015
BLUEPRINT Summer Intensive at the Peridance Capezio Center (New York City) / 2014
Taught excerpts of Armitage’s Time is the echo of an axe within a wood to pre-professional dancers
EMV (Energy Made Visible) Creative Residency and video shoot (New York City) / 2014
CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK BROOKLYN COLLEGE TELEVISION CENTER. Directed by Karole Armitage
CREATIVE MISCHIEF A Pop-Up Exhibition at the National Academy Museum (New York City) / 2014
Participated and show the art work in an exhibition of the students works
La Mama Moves Dance Festival - Dancing For Japan (New York City) / 2014
Earthquake/Tsunami Relief Benefit Concert. Performed Megumi Eda's solo work "Beautiful Boy" curated by Miki Orihara
# HD45SOLIDGOLd Party (New York City) / 2014
Performed at Copacabana. Choreographer by Benoit-Swan Pouffer
REVERBdance Festival (New Yok City) / 2014
Danced Abdur-Rahim Jakson's work
Today is the day (New York City) / 2013
Gala Benefit Event. Danced to support the art therapy program for children affected by the Fukushima nuclear disaster
FLUSSO dance/ costume, set and props designer (New York City) / 2013
Designed the costumes, set and props for Vanessa Tamburi’s piece “Bridge”
About.com /presenter (Japan, New York City) / 2012
Presented series of travelogue films about visiting Japan
Gotham Chamber Opera -Ariadne Unhinged (New York City) / 2008
Video Installation "Slow Dancing" (New York City) / 2007
Performed in David Michalek’s “Slow Dancing” which premiered at Lincoln Center
AbanarDance Film (New York City) / 2003- current
Three film collaborations with acclaimed dance film director Abe Abraham.
Dancing in the Street (New York City) / 2006
Site specific project at Governor’s Island with choreographer Yasuko Yokoshi using traditional Japanese dance forms.
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Gala (Western Massachusetts) / 2006
Danced Karole Armitage piece excerpt from "Time is the echo of an axe within a wood"
Dance Salad Festival (Houston TX) / 2005
Danced as a guest artist
Venice Biennale International Festival of Contemporary Dance (Venice Italy) / 2004
Danced Karole Armitage piece "Time is the echo of an axe within a wood"
Brit Awards: Back Dancer (London UK) / 2002
Kylie Minogue’s famous "Can't Get You Outta My Head" appearance at the Brit Awards
Aoyama Ballet Festival (Tokyo) / 2000
Solo Project (Amsterdam The Netherlands / International) / 1998-2001
With choreographer Troy Mundy created first full-length solo “Hemisphere” performed in Amsterdam, Stuttgart, Tokyo, Nagano, and Porto.
Musical: On the Town (Hamburg, Germany) / 1993
Nathan Buck, Troy Mundy, David Salle, Annie Gosfield, Yoshiko Chuma, Yasuko Yokoshi, Hidemi Takagi, Abe Abraham, Merlijn Twaalfhoven, Vjay Iyer, Alba clemente, Talibam, William Isaac, Vanessa Tambli, Niel Goren, Lara Litsa Roberts, Lara Wilson, Luke Manley, Brian Carey Chung, Matthu Placek, Leonidas Arpon, Ane Grøteig, Redha Benteifour, Rosalie O'Connor, Ari Frankel, Devlin Shand, Bennyroyce Royon, Clifton Taylor, Ryoko Kondo, Paul Liburd, Arch Higgins, Victoria Sendra, Fabrice Serafino, Jacek Bres, Pablo Francisco Ruvalcaba Tovar, Nicolas Musin, Hanna Ahti, Max Stone, Krzysztof Pastor, Akiyo Arai, Oliver Pollak, lukas ligeti, Maï Lingani, Kafando Vicky Idrissa, Zoko Zoko, Felix Chung, Arjan van Hamersveld, Nami Yamamoto, Julietta Cervantes, John Newmeier, Wayne Eagling, Benoit-Swan Pouffer, Abdur-Rahim Jakson... And others
Hamburg Ballet school - Diploma, Hamburg Germany /1992
Matsuyama Ballet school in Tokyo, Japan /1988-1991
HakuchoBallet school- Nagano, Japan /1980-1989
Bessie Award / 2004
Won for her performance in Armitage’s piece "Time is the Echo of an Axe Within a Wood", which premiered at the Joyce in 2004.
New Artist Award by Daily Japanese Newspaper/ 2002
Audience Award and 2nd prize - Stuttgart Solo Dance Theater Festival /2000
Semi Finalist / scholarship- Prix de Lausanne /1990