AKIKO TOKOUKA is a Japanese dancer, choreographer, a certified Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® instructor and actress. After arriving at NYC in 2004, she has continued her dance training to include ballet, modern, contemporary/lyrical jazz dance, as well as advanced acting training . She was featured in roles at La MaMa, Lincoln Center, Blue Note, Brooklyn Ballet, New York Fashion Week Collection and Kennedy Center (D.C.). She is also a member of the voguing dance collective “House of Ninja" and coordinated their Japanese Tour in 2011. Akiko specializes in Japanese classical dance and performed in the “Obi-Tying Demonstration” at the Metropolitan Museum of the Art. She performed in the Off-Broadway Musical "Heather Smiley for President in FAll 2016" Akiko aspires to uplift and inspire her audience through the creation of multi-media pieces that combine her skills in acting, dancing and choreography.