Yukiko Masui is choreographing Storyhouse’s new lavish stage version of Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music.
Yukiko, an award-winning dancer and choreographer originally from Tokyo, began her dance journey with Hip-Hop, Ballroom and Latin Dance. She has an MA in Dance Performance and, as a dancer, has worked with companies and choreographers such as Art of Spectra (SE), Jose Agudo, Christopher Marney, James Cousins, Rosie Kay (UK), Vuyani Dance Theatre (SA) and more.
On her appointment, Yukiko said: “I’m very excited to be part of A Little Night Music’s creative team. This musical has such beautifully moving numbers, I can’t wait to choreograph to the music to visualise emotions through dance. Audiences can expect some classy waltz with a contemporary dance twist to it.”
Yukiko is part of Choreodrome at The Place (London) 2018 and recipient of the DX Choreographer Award at Dancexchange (Birmingham) 2017. She has also choreographed the musical Urinetown and dance theatre adaptations of Titus Andronicus and Self Accusation. She was movement director on Taming of the Shrew and Much Ado About Nothing for theatre company Two Gents productions.
Yukiko can also be seen on music videos by Coldplay, DJ Fresh & Sam Harper, on a host TV adverts and programess including So You Think You Can Dance.
To find out more about Yukiko, head to yukikomasui.com.