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Naoko Murakoshi

Kaeja Projects: Solo Dance Xchange Japan (2019); Kaeja's Dance Ontario Lifetime Achievement Award Celebration (2020); plus more

Originally from Japan, Naoko Murakoshi was a member of Toronto Dance Theatre for eight consecutive seasons, touring across Canada and internationally, then as an independent artist, she has worked with many talented artists such as Robert Lepage in Opera “La Damnation de Faust,” Sarah Shugarman, Mayumi Seiler, Kiyoshi Nagata, Sasha Ivanochko, Bill Coleman. She has been a performing member of Four Horsemen Project since 2001, choreographed by Kate Alton and Directed by Ross Manson. It has received a total of 6 Dora awards for outstanding in 2007 and 2015. Naoko has taught in York University's Dance Department 2000-2006, Kobe College in Japan 2006-2011, previously she is a dance faculty of Mukogawa Women’s University. Currently she is living in Brooklyn and doing her own research at New York University Steinhardt as a visiting scholar.