Yukari Osaka

(Kobe, Japan) Ms. Osaka began her ballet training with Shibata Dance Studio and continued on with Sadamatsu-Hamada Ballet School where she joined their professional ballet company. After she moved to New York, she completed the Independent Study Program at The Ailey School. Ms. Osaka has danced for Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre as a founding member since 2006. She also works with ARis~Absolute Reality of the Indefinite Sense which is a multimedia cinematic dance performance group as a performer and a choreographer. She has appeared in various dance/theatre festivals and productions including Dance Biennale Tokyo (Japan), Downtown Dance Festival (NY), Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Festival (MA), and “Les Contes D’Hoffmann” at the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center. She has performed a wide range of works by choreographers such as Tomoko Aoki, Emmanuel Brown, Nikolai Fedorov, Dou Dou Huang, Samar Haddad King, Yuri Ng and Susan Tenney. After originating the role of Mother Wolf in the Wolf Child, Yukari is very excited to be a founding member of RudduR Dance.