Yokko (She/He/They) is an Actor, interdisciplinary Artist from Japan, specialized in Acting, Butoh Dance, Physical Theatre, Movement for Actors, solo performance, and Yoga.
Her works have been presented across the USA and Europe, and received several awards including Best One Woman Show, Best Choreography, & Best Physical Theatre at United Solo 2014-2015 (Butoh Medea). She has acted in, devised, and choreographed a variety of local and international shows and films. Her choreographed & directed work, SHINKA won Outstanding of premier Production of a play and Outstanding Choreography & Movement at New York Innovative Theatre Award 2019. Most recently, her Butoh work has been seen in several music videos, including I Don’t Know Where We Went Wrong (HOKO, 2020) and Ready To Let Go (Cage The Elephant, 2019) and AUSENCIAS (NOIA 2019). The latest work is a collaboration with the costume artist, Eric Bergrin. She is appearing in his video work for his costume exhibition, "The 8 Dissolutions" at Morris Museum (Jan. 28, 2022-June, 2022), and Times Square billboard (Aug. 2022). She has been regularly offering workshops (Butoh & Movement, Butoh & Physical Theatre, Transformation, Movement for Actors) nationally internationally: Atelier Teatro Fisico Performing Arts University in Turin (Italy), Edinburgh (UK), Warsaw (Poland), Izmir (Turkey), St. Lawrence University (NY), SUNY New Paltz (NY), Amherst College (MA), Actors Studio Drama School MFA, Brooklyn College MFA, Stella Adler Academy of Acting (LA), The Actors Studio (NYC), Ecstatic Dance (NYC), and now Online. She is also producing artistic director of UNFIX NYC. She currently serves as an adjunct faculty in Movement for Actors at Actors Studio MFA program, BA Acting, Directing at Pace Performing Arts international Ensemble program at Pace University, and BFA Acting Studio program at the New Group/ LIU Brooklyn.