Artistic Director, Choreographer
"Yuki Hasegawa... has a clear vision of presenting works influenced by Japanese culture but which can also be vividly contemporary in feel." --- Oberon’s Grove
Yuki Hasegawa, a New York based choreographer, has presented works in NYC venues, such as United Nations Auditorium, Ailey Citigroup Theater, 92nd Street Y, Di Capo Opera Theater, Dance New Amsterdam, Frederick Loewe Theater, Theater for the New City, and also in Europe and Japan. Yuki synthesizes traditional Japanese performing arts, modern Japanese culture, and American contemporary dance to create innovative impression in her works. Yuki’s first work was premiered at Merce Cunningham Studio in 2006, and was acclaimed by Chacott Dance Cube. Her recent work was presented at Salvatore Capezio Theater supported by NYC/ Dance Respond Fund. Other recent premieres include works commissioned by Multicultural Sonic Evolution at the Secret Theatre in Long Island City, and by Wave Rising Series at John Ryan Theater in Brooklyn. Yuki’s excerpt work was featured at NYC Arts Program on Channel Thirteen, and her work was voted for the Best choreography by the audience in NYC 10 Dance Initiative in 2014.
In Europe, she was invited to teach and perform at the International Congress on Dance Research, and her research was published on DVD. Yuki obtained her MA in Dance and Dance Education from NYU, and she has taught Pilates based somatic conditioning class for dancers at Peridance Center since 2002. She had taught creative dance for children at the United Nations, and choreographed and produced dance concerts there under the direction of Virginia Olney. As a dancer, she performed at major theaters in Tokyo and throughout Japan for seven years, working with renowned Japanese choreographers in commercial dance, such as, Taku Yamada, Tamae Sha, and Kayoko Nakura in Broadway musicals, such as Golden Boy, No, No, Nanette, and Oliver, as well as Japanese musicals, dance concerts, and TV programs. Yuki won the first prize at Chacott Dance Competition as a soloist with Violette Ballet.