Yuko encountered ballet at the age of 6 in her home country, Japan. In 2005 she received her diploma of arts at the National Theater Ballet School in Melbourne, Australia. After an internship at theatre of Basel, Switzerland, Yuko came to Germany in 2007 to work with Trisha Brown at documenta 12 in Kassel. Ever since she has accumulated extensive experience while working with theaters in Germany and international choreographers such as Clint Lutes, Jo Fabian, Nick Hobbs and Yui Kawaguchi. Since 2013 she teaches professional ballet training in Berlin. To satisfy her curiosity for further development and the discovery of the body, she is currently learning various bodyworks.