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PopImpressKA Journal: Akiko Tokuoka / Internationally acclaimed choreographer and dancer

PopImpressKA Journal: Akiko Tokuoka / Internationally acclaimed choreographer and dancer

PJ: What special quality you think you learned growing up with your family?
AT: The special quality that I learned from my family was the humor and harmony. 
PJ: How did you end up in New York City?
AT: I ended up in New York City 13 years ago. I decided to live here when my first visit when I was a 20-year-old college student. I just followed my passion but my first purpose was to learn dance and English and I planned to go back to my country only 1 year. I can't believe that I have been working as a dancer in United States for over 10 years!

PJ:  What is your dream destination to perform at, which State? Country? time period? World Stage?
AT:  My dream destination would be  to perform in both the US and Europe. I would like to perform all over the world without limitations.
PJ: If you would choose to have a gift from the Universe what would it be?
AT: I want to maintain high energy lol! That is the most important  thing for me.
PJ: As a female performer what are the challenges you are facing as a performer artist and advantages? 
AT: My challenge has been to have a legitimate business relationship. Sometimes it is hard to make fair and clean business relationships. I have been through it and learned a lot of things in the last couple of years and I feel that things are getting better and the whole experience 
has made me stronger and smarter.
PJ: What does it mean being a woman to you?
AT: Actually I am still finding the answer for this question. I can recognize myself as human being rather than woman.
PJ: What are your future plans or projects you would like to share with us?
AT: My future plan is to meet the right partner, plan to be in more film/TV shows/Theater acting and dancing. Also I would like to choreograph for more Music Artists, Film/TV /Broadway Musicals and plays.
PJ: If you would pick any master performer out there to have a class with who could it be? 
AT: I would like to take Master Martial Arts and Acting classes.
PJ: Your favorite time of the year, book, cuisine, composer, dancer, holiday?
AT: My favorite time of the year is summer. I like to attend events  in NYC that allow me to be outside in the nice weather. I enjoy meet ing new people and also inspires a lot of great new ideas.
PJ: What performers and choreographers are your influencers?
AT: Janet Jackson, Madonna, Lady Gaga,Tamasaburo Bandou, Willie Ninja,    Benny Ninja and Javier Ninja, 
PJ: Your performances are very colorful and you always wear interesting costumes, how do you pick your styles in order to match with the mood of the dance?
AT: First, I listen to the music and study  the lyrics. Most of the time ideas come up naturally once I understand the music.
PJ: What are your three wishes?
AT: Make a family of my own, keep healthy to perform as long as I can, and to build myself professionally in the United States.
Below: During EMPKT PR Launch Event:
Above 2 Images: During EMPKT PR Launch Event
Akiko Tokuoka and John Star Ninja - dancer and member of House of Ninja dancing while Matt LeGrand / Pop Musician, is performing  
Photography: Jeff Smith
Above 2 Images: During EMPKT PR Launch Event
Akiko Tokuoka and John Star Ninja - dancer and member of House of Ninja dancing while Matt LeGrand, Pop Musician, is performing  
Photography: John Mazlish
Above: During EMPKT PR Launch Event
Baroness Olga Papkovitch with Akiko Tokuoka and John Star Ninja 
Photography: Eugene Charkov / House photographer of PopImpressKA Journal
Above: Video and Interview was done by Baroness Olga Papkovitch / Award Winning Artist and Founder of PopImpressKA Journal  and Shefik / Award Winning Radio Host / Shefik presents Invocation
Image from Left: Guest, John Star Ninja, Akiko Tokuoka,
Baroness Olga Papkovitch, Shefik
Pjotography: Eugene Charkov / House Photographer / PopImpressKA Journal

EMPKT PR Launch Event:

Above: Beatrice Kimmel and David kimmel Jr.; Photography: Eugene Charkov

Above From left: John Star Ninja, Matt LeGrand, Akiko Tokuoka; 

Photography: John Mazlish

Above: Beatrice Kimmel and Rita Crosby; Photography: Eugene Charkov


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