Captivating Audiences One Step at a Time
Born in Kyoto, Japan and raised in Denver, CO, Michiko fell in Love with performing at a young age through Dance, Theater and Classical Piano with Colorado Ballet and David Taylor Dance Theater, performing and competing since the age of 6. Her training in dance and music lead her to summers training in NYC and Los Angeles, while working in community Dinner theaters in Denver. Her career started out as a dancer in classic musicals in Regional Theater throughout high school and college and moved to NYC as a young 23 year old to pursue the Broadway Dream. Within her first years grind in NYC, she landed as an ensemble dancer/singer of the Broadway Musical Revival "42ND Street," a Tony Award winning Broadway Revival! Her work has lead her to other wonderful opportunities such as a Radio City Rockette at Radio City in the New York Christmas Spectacular, Miss Saigon National Tour, Sayonara Off Broadway at Clurman Theater, Norwegian Cruise Lines, and many other Regional Productions across the country. Her strong acting ability lead her to be a great dancer, and currently Michiko has been pursuing Film/TV acting as her career. TV credits include, "The fresh Beat Band" (Nickelodean), "Bunheads" (ABC Family), "White Collar" (USA), "General Hospital and One Life to Live" Soaps and the Independent Film "In the Night" shot in Cologne, Germany available on ITUNES.
She accentuates her career through her gift by coaching theater, dance and as a effective communications, leadership life coach in colleges and institutes such as AMDA, UCLA, AADA and CAP21. Communcation Clients include GOOGLE, COLDWELL BANK, CHASE, RM International, GE and More! Most importantly, she believes in strengthening, building, and powerfully executing like minded, yet creative individuals through her mentorship as a communications coach, spreading her effective and strong approach through her professional extensive profession in drama, theater and the arts. Some of her clients include CEOS from top corporations, professional actors, public speakers, foreigners, corporate employers and children. She is Bilingual in Japanese and English, has a spiritual gift to soar and inspire children, adults and animals through performing, teaching and coaching.