Yasuko Yokoshi, born in Hiroshima, Japan and is based in New York City.
Yokoshi's works have received commissions from, and have been presented at, Theatre
de la Ville in Paris, Dublin Dance Festival in Ireland, and in the US at the Guggenheim
Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary
Art, The Kitchen, Danspace Project, Dance Theater Workshop, Japan Society, and
Performance Space 122 among others. Yokoshi has been recently appointed as a
Resident Commissioned Artist at New York Live Arts.
Recent awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship (2009), Foundation for Contemporary Arts
Award (2008), a BAXTen Award (2007), and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship
(2004). She has received two New York Dance and Performance "Bessie" awards for her
choreography for Shuffle (2003) and what we when we (2006). She is also the recipient of grants
from Creative Capital Foundation, NEFA/National Dance Project, the Rockefeller Foundation/
MAP Fund, Japan Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Greenwall Foundation, Bossak/Heilbron
Charitable Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, and Arts International among
She has been a Choreographic Fellow at the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, and
served as an artist-in-residence at Djerassi Art Center, Joyce Theater/Joyce Soho, Movement
Research, and Brooklyn Arts Exchange.
Yokoshi currently serves as an associate curator at The Kitchen and is a member of the Board of Directors of Movement Research.
Yokoshi is also a published author whose first autobiographical book, Once in a Life Time,
received the acclaimed Japanese Ogai Mori Literary Award (1990). She holds a B.A. from
Hampshire College in Massachusetts.