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Yoko Taketani

Yoko Taketani - 5.0 out of 5 based on 2 votes

Yoko born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. Has moved to San Francisco, California in 2016.

Began learning classical ballet from the age of six.

Studied classical ballet, contemporary, modern, and jazz dance at Peridance Capezio CenterBallet Arts, and Steps on Broadway in New York City from 2001 to 2006.

After returning to Tokyo in 2006, worked as a multi-media Performance artist, preforming at Digital Video Art Fair, New York, and Arco, Madrid, in 2005; 798 Art Festival, Beijing, in 2007; and Beijing Biennale, Beijing, in 2009, where her performance creativity and originality was quoted as "Outstanding" by Time Out Beijing and "Next level" by Beijing Today.

Began pole dance training at Studio Polish, Tokyo, in 2009, and has been instructing since 2010.  

Pole performances include: Pink!, the biggest pole dance event in Japan 2012; Djakarta warehouse project, a massive music festival in Jakarta 2012; L'Oréal CGF Global Summit, a Gala Dinner in Tokyo 2013; and Pole Dance All Stars 2013, a DVD production event produced by Victor Entertainment; Japan Pole Exhibition 2014; Miss Pole Dance Japan 2012&2014; US National Pole Championship 2013; Pole Theatre Sydney 2014; Pole Classic at Pole Expo 2015; Pole Theatre Japan 2015&2017 Guest Performance; Felix Cane Pole Championships 2015&2017; Pole Theatre USA 2018; Flux Vertical Theatre 2017&2019; Snoop Dogg concert 2019 at Toyota Amphitheatre in Sacramento.


  • Felix Cane Pole Championships 2015 Winner

  • Pole Classic Championships at Pole Expo 2015 4th place

  • Pole Theatre Sydney Pro Drama 2014 Winner

  • U.S. National Pole Championship 2013 Drama L4 Silver Medal


  • International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF) certified Judge 2014-

  • Pole Battle Tokyo 2015

  • Pole Theatre Japan 2015&2017

  • PSO Golden Gate Pole Championship 2017

Additional Info

  • Performer Skills: Pole Performers/Dancer
  • Act Type: Single Act
  • Available For: Birthday Parties, Clubs, Cruise Ships, Dances Parties, New Year’s Eve Party, Street fairs / Festivals, Advertising, Award Banquets, Commercials, Film, Product Launches, Promotions, Store Promotions, Tradeshows, TV, Video, Casinos, Casting / Auditions, Circus Jobs, Cabarets
  • Language(s): Japanese, English

  • Country: United States
  • City / Region: San Francisco
  • State: CA
  • Zip Code:
  • Will Travel?: Yes

  • Company: YOKO TAKETANI
  • Instagram: yokotaketani929


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