1987 - 1998
Put Yuriko's heart into dancing classical ballet
Beautiful movements of ballerinas near her house enchanted her through the window. Then she began ballet and trained over 900 hours.
In 1992, Don Quixote's Cupid role was appointed to her as a soloist, in which she was requested to dance the challenging choreograph totally the same with that of professional, although she was under the age of 10 at that time.
Upon the success of performing Cupid role, the school headmaster nominated her as the first candidate of Clara, the prima ballerina's role in Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker, which consists of 3 acts.
2006 - 2007
Body tuning by Pilates
After Yuriko gave up dancing ballet, she felt the needs to tune-up her body. She gradually adjusted her muscle through the Pilates program provided by the ballet studio.
2011 - 2013
Intensive yoga training as well as deep relaxation
When Yuriko happened to experience yoga at the poolside of the beach resort, she felt her Chakra's presence. The Power Yoga became her favorite training to practice at home by making use of video materials. Also, the Yin Yoga practice every night has chilled out tension charged in her body.
2013 - 2016
Active performance of Indian/Roma dance
Yuriko bumped into Bollywood dance and her heart was robbed by addict music and fascinating facial expression. That’s the beginning of her travel to seek exotic dance of tribal flavor.
Recharged! New journey..
Now that Yuriko has been nourished well , she is willing to perform her repertoire as a solo artist. She has brushed up her Mujra as well as Kathak Fusion items. You could invite her to perform on the stage via contact form.
Please name the time & place with your preference e.g. Marathi, Japan Fusion, Old Bollywood varying from 50s to 80s, Authentic style, Bollywood Entertainment, Sufi, Goddess dance, Emotional songs etc. Thank you!
1988 - 1997
Received piano education
Yuriko got familiar with the music by playing the piano. She almost finished Sonatina.
1999 - 2001
Joined choir: Mozart Coronation Mass
For 3 years, Yuriko served as the choir of the missionary school.
Every week-day, she sang chorals in the broadcasting room as the opening of the morning assembly.
In Christmas Mass and Anniversary Mass of the School Foundation, 30 min. of full Coronation Mass was played by the students. She enjoyed singing by ear, both tutti and solo part, with magnificent pipe organ sound.
Joined 'Keio Collegium Musicum Vocale'
As best players of the liberal arts music class of the Keio University, Yuriko took the part of the solo, which consist of 6 soprano singers, in Bach, Schutz, Handel, and Mozart choral. It was the first time that she has ever been familiar with Melisma-style baroque tunes.
Formed the international choir 'Climate Cantabile'
Inspired by the piano at the entrance hall of her work place, Yuriko formed the international choir with her colleagues, which consist of Europe, Africa, and East-Asia.
As first head of the choir club, she initiated several concerts and prepared singing materials including editing of the scores until her retirement from the think tank.
Began training of operatic singing
Triggered by irresistible passion for expression, Yuriko started to learn under active opera singers. It was the beginning of her journey to seek a solo style singing. Since then, she has performed Aria in public every year.
Participated in the vocal music competition
Enjoyed singing Bach's Cantata and Handel's Aria at the concert hall which represents Japan. The experience of performing in the 500 seating capacity hall with good acoustic sound refined Yuriko's senses.
Harnessing her endeavour to various fields
Upon the success of soprano recital in Tokyo, Yuriko has been cooking several projects including but not limited to the international premier of 'The Glorious Facets of Heart' in Vienna, offering original interpretations of opera & choreography inspired by the global traditions of Japan, India, and Europe.