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Yako Miyamoto

YAKO MIYAMOTO is the founder and director of COBU. Yako is the first Japanese cast member in the Off-Broadway hit STOMP. She has been a Japanese Taiko drummer since she was 8 years old, and at the age of 10 she was chosen to be an International Goodwill Ambassador between Japan & New Zealand. She majored in Chemistry at Keio University in Japan, during which time she performed as a hip-hop dancer, a musical actress, a percussionist, and gained a black belt in Shoalin Martial Arts.

Yako came to New York and established COBU and has performed here since 1999. She has been written up by The New York Times, The dancer's Magazine, Attitude Individual Style Magazine and The Chicago Tribune,
among others. "YAKO MIYAMOTO is lively, charismatic and entertaining. She is a professional and is pleasure to watch! She is magnificent!" (Applause Applause). She loves and is proud of the COBU performers.

Yako loves and thanks all of her people for their love and support with all her heart.




Hana Ogata

HANA OGATA has began her training in Jazz dance when she was 10 years old. From there, Hana moved on to the study of Classic Ballet and traditional French dance. At the age 14, she first encountered the art of Tap dance. Hana has had the honor of studying Tap as the direct protege of Japan's most famous Tap masters, The Nakano Brothers, performing with them on such shows as the Nakano Brothers 45th Anniversary at Fukuoka City Hall and the Nakano Brothers 50th Anniversary Show at Fukuoka Sunplace Hall.

Hana won the prestigious "Big Audition Prize" held at the Fukuoka Dome. Since moving to New York City in 1999, she studied Funk Tap at the Broadway Dance Center. She performed with Team HIBIKI in NYC and became an original member of COBU.




Yuki Yamamori

Yuki Yamamori was born in Fukuoka, Japan. She's danced since she was 8 years old. At 10 she became a member of the Children's Theatrical Company.

In 2003 she came to New York. And in 2004, she joined COBU as a supporting member. Now COBU is everything for her.



Reiko Morikawa

REIKO MORIKAWA@Born in Tokushima, Japan. She began performing Tokushima's traditional dance "Awa Odori" at 3. At 16 she discovered a gstreet dance" with House, Hip Hop and more!! She appeared in many shows and instructed students of all ages. In 2004, She moved to New York and that year joined COBU, perfoming in their own show. Shefs pursuing her own style from all of her experiences. She loves and thanks COBU performers for their loving support all the time!!!
 



Nozomi Gunji

Nozomi Gunji was born in Chiba Japan.She began studying dance when she was only 3 years old. She has experiences of jazz dance, ballet, mordan dance, tap dance and voice training. She had been belonging to Super Eccentric Theatre as an actress for 4 years and she played leading roles on stage, television, and film. She moved to New York in 2004 and met COBU. Since then, she has been performing as a member.  



HIROKO MICRO FUKUYAMA

Hiroko Micro Fukuyama was born in Osaka, and she started her dancing career since she was 3 years old. She came to NY in 2004 to improve her skill in dancing. In the next year, she started performing as a COBU member. She tries to express pleasure of dancing on stage in every show.




Haruna Hisada

Haruna Hisada was born in Aichi. She has been dancing at she was 15 years old. She performed at many stages as a dancer, teacher and choreographer in Japan. Since she was 9, she started Martial arts, got black belt when she was 11. She won many prizes including world championship tournament. In 2006, she moved to New York. She joined COBU OWN SHOW as a support member in the same year. Her performance is really remarkable as a newest member of COBU. 
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