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​Artist Bio

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Yuka Notsuka was born in Fukuoka, Japan.  She began ballet training in her hometown at the age of four and later broadened her training to include jazz and tap. She has performed in Universal Studios Japan (Osaka, Japan) and Huis Ten Bosch (theme park in Nagasaki) from 2011-2015. Yuka moved to New York City to pursue a career as a dancer in 2015 when she was awarded a scholarship to train at The Ailey School. While on scholarship, she performed in the Ailey Spirit Gala Concert at Lincoln Center in pieces choreographed by the School Co-Director, Tracy Inman and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Artistic Director Robert Battle. In New York she also trained and served as an assistant and substitute teacher at the Luigi Jazz Dance Centre under Francis J. Roach.  In 2017 and 2019 she performed in the Walt Disney Production of Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday Lights Ceremony Show at New York City's legendary department store, Saks Fifth Ave. She has been a member of Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company since 2017.  Her credits include; South Pacific National Tour as Liat , An American in Paris National Tour as  Ensemble. Broadway CATS the musical North America  Tour (2022-2023 season) as Victoria  the white cat.

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