Yasuko Yokoshi

Performing Arts, 2002

Born in Hiroshima, Japan, Yasuko Yokoshi has been a contemporary dance choreographer based in New York City for over 20 years. Yokoshi’s works have been presented at festivals and theaters nationally and internationally, including the Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Academy of Music/651 Arts Center, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Danspace Project, Taipei Theater, Festival A/D Werf (Holland), Festival Sommer SZENE (Austria), Frascati Theater (Holland) and Korea-Japan Dance Festival in Seoul and Tokyo. Yokoshi’s works have been supported by several foundations and institutions, including the Foundation for Contemporary Art and the National Performance Network. Yokoshi has been an associate curator at The Kitchen since 2004 and served as a guest curator at St. Spot in Yokohama, Japan. She holds a BA from Hampshire College, where she studied contemporary dance, and studied acting and directing at Experimental Theater Wing at New York University. Yokoshi holds a first degree black belt in Kendo, a Japanese martial art.

Awards and Accomplishments


Yokoshi receives a 2014 MAP Fund Grant for ZERO ONE


Yokoshi receives MAP Fund Grant


Yokoshi is the inaugural Resident Commissioned Artist (2011-13) for New York Live Arts

2010: Yokoshi receives a NPN Creation Fund Grant

2008: Yokoshi receives Foundation for Contemporary Art Grant

2007: Yokoshi receives BAXTen Award

2004 and 2006: Yokoshi receives New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Awards