I am interested in process. Processes are fluid, always changing, like statements of relationship. The practice of constantly exploring one's own path is a process, leaving a mark of me.
Everything coincides in the present moment. I have been interested in the complex intermeshing of past, present and future in the body. To me, the skin is a permeable structure and inside and outside of the body are place that need to be think. Events of a political, social, economic and cultural nature inscribe themselves.
Space is also a body with incorporations. In the space surrounding the body the present sits, stands, flies, rests and pulsates along with its past and its projected future.
What do we incorporate, what do we disincorporate?

The body is in the world, the world is in the body.






Artist / Choreographer & Dancer
Artistic Director / Planning & Management
Feldenkrais Practitioner

Yoko Koike started her career as a ballet dancer. She established the dance studio "Saitama City Ballet" in 1997, and has been working to develop dancers by running the studio while rooting herself in the community. click here
She moved her field of practice into contemporary dance in 2008 to undertake her creative process in exploring the sensitivity of a physical body and senses. She incorporates the idea of Feldenkrais Method into the practice based on her background in ballet. Over the years, Yoko built her career as a dancer and a choreographer by taking part in a number of performances and festivals in Asia, Middle East and Europe. Working in the field of art including music, visual arts, literature, Feldenkrais Method and Butoh have led to her own expression of work.
She has produced and managed various projects, including "SAI International Dance Festival" in 2017, "DANCERS' NEST" in 2018, and "Collective・Research/Create/Perform"in 2019 etc.
Alongside her practice, Yoko has been a part-time lecturer at Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences since 2019 and currently pursuing her research in exploring new ways of artistic expression beyond the constraints of dance practice at Kyoto University of Arts. 2021, M.F.A;finished the Master of Fine Arts.
In 2021, she launched SC∀L∃R and started creative activities on a project-by-project basis as an artist collective. click here
In recent years, she has been interested in the act of mingling and exchanging oneself with another, whether animate or inanimate and she is using body movements, sounds, words, and objects to collect various slight things and signs and exploring about the phenomena.

  • Freelance Choreographer & Dancer / 2009 - Ongoing
  • Designare Movement Residency Choreographer & Dancer / 2013 -2018
  • “Dance House KOGANE 4422"Residency Choreographer & Dancer / 2018 - 2019
  • Producer of “DANCERS’ NEST” / 2018
  • DEVIATE.CO / 2012 -2017
    Producer of SAI International Dance Festival / 2016 -2017
  • Director of "Saitama City Ballet" / 2000 - Ongoing
    Matsuyama Ballet Company Dancer / 1995 - 1999
  • NBA Ballet Company Dancer / 1999 - 2002



Installation " mind scape " 〈Nagoya〉


Performance/Installation " 齢 instar 01"〈Kamakura〉

Performance/Installation " 齢 instar 01"〈Tokyo〉

Performance/Installation " 齢 instar 02"〈Nagoya〉

Installation " mind scape " 〈Nagoya〉


Online Performance "ENGMAーHole" / Tokyo


DanzINC Festival 2020 “ENIGMA PROJECT" / Singapore


Inspection“Novi Sad 2021” with the support of the EU Japan Fest / Serbia 

A part‐time teacher “dept. Media Art of Nagoya Gakugei University” / Japan

Performance “Myth of a Bird”/ Korea

Program Director of “Collective・Research/Create/Perform” / Japan 


Zawirowania Festival / Poland
Dance Cosmopolitan in Seoul / Korea

Producer of “DANCE HOUSE KOGANE4422” and “DANCERS’ NEST” / Japan 


Dance Bridge International / Japan

Small Theater Festival / Korea

Dance Cosmopolitan in Bangkok / Thailand

International Residence Performance / Bulgaria

Producer of “SAI International Dance Festival”/ Japan 


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 


won “Head jury prize” 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 


"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 


"Gwangjin International Summer Dance Festival" / Korea

Fukuoka Dance Fringe Festival / Japan

Seoul International Choreography Festival / Korea

Dance and Environment Project / Japan


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


  • 2017-2019
  • Kyushu International Dance Competition / as a judge / Japan
  • SAI International Dance Festival / as a producer / Japan
  • 2012
  • "International Ballet Seminar 2012” as a teacher / Italy


  • 2014 Certified STOTT PILATES Teacher
    2009 Certified Franklin Method Educator Level1 Teacher
    2008 Certified Feldenkrais Method Practitioner
  • 2005 Certified Gyrokinesis Teacher Level1