Yuko is a Certified Movement Analyst (CMA), Somatic Movement Educator (SME), and Somatic Movement Therapist (SMT). She is currently a faculty member of Ochanomizu University, Japan. She teaches movement/dance, and self/body-awareness classes based on Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals for people from children to adults. She loves human movement and believes ‘Movement is Life.’ as Laban said so. 


March 2018

Ph.D., in Sports Health Science

Juntendo University, Chiba, Japan

May 2014

Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement StudiesBrooklyn NY, United States

January 2013
Master of Arts, Major in Dance with Initial Pre K-12 Teacher Certification
The College at Brockport, State University of New York, United States

Awarded "Chancellor’s Award for Students Excellence"

March 2009

Master of Humanities and Sciences, Major in Dance

Ochanomizu University, Tokyo, Japan

March 2006

Bachelor of Education, Major in Elementary School Education

Tokyo Gakugei University, Tokyo, Japan


March 2020
Registered Somatic Dance Educator (1st in Japan)

March 2015

Registered Somatic Movement Educator/ Therapist (RSME, RSMT)

ISMETA (International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association)  United States

May 2014

Certified Movement Analyst (CMA)

Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in Brooklyn, NY, United States

March 2006

Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education

Class One Elementary School Teacher Certificate

Class One Preschool Teacher Certificate



​PIPS Child College Dance/Movement Instructor
伊勢丹 Cocoikuここちの森「からだの森」監修
​NHK エデュケーショナル「あそんどるズ」監修

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