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Greetings,
My name is MERIKO, and I am a Pole Dancer based in Tokyo.

I have been a professional dancer for 14 years and involved in pole dancing for 8 years, as well as fire dancing for 6 years.

I have certification from the Tokyo Metropolitan as Heaven Artist performer. To date I am the only individual to receive this certification and earn the privilege to be the first street pole dance artist in Japan. I specialise in solo pole dancing and I will be performing at a festival which includes the Heaven Artists.

The Pole Dance is considered a highly artistic performance and has attracted followers from all over the world. I have a sincere love for my expressive dance styles and believe it is emphasised by my strength and beauty as a woman. To add to this I will be creating street pole dance performances that will entertain, which I hope will open up this extraordinary world.

Traditionally Pole Dancing has a less than publicly accepted image. I will perform on the street and open this new creative express to the general public and families alike. My training helps me to be in peak condition both physically and mentally to enhance my performances.

My background was based in mainstream Rhythmic Gymnastics. The discipline helped me develop flexibility and acrobatic styles,all while utilising performance enhancing props that are specific to each discipline. props that include Torches for Fire Dance, and Gymnastics Ribbons.Feminine representation will be evident in my wide range of performances.

Along my way I have been to New York, home of the pole fitness discipline, 5 times since 2013.

There I had intensive training sessions to improve my technical ability, which allowed me to master the Aerial Dance; Aerial Hoop, Aerial Silk. While in New York the study of other performing Arts such as Ballet, Modern Dance (Isadora Duncan technique) and the Belly Dance.

New York facilitated the opportunity for many request performances by adoring fans new to the Pole Dance and those New York expressive experts alike.

Based on my New York experiences I have created a new dance style that combines the Aerial Dance and Pole Dance. This will be one of the highlights in my upcoming performance.

My travels have taken me to Tokyo and other quiet, nature rich locations off the beaten path. I also take part in rigorous weight training to keep both body and mind in tune for richly expressive and inspirational performances.

My goal is to take to the street a uniquely impressive sight never seen before. I hope to open minds with creative performances that will open minds and enter the soul.

Thank you.
Career
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Children, youth-friendly Musical theater company
    (Act, Dance and Sing)
    (About 200 performances)
  • 2005 - 2011
  • Tokyo Disney Land
    Tokyo Disney Sea
    (Aerial wire,Death wheel,Chinese pole,Acrobatics and Dance)
  • 2011 - Now
  • Started Street performance.
    (Under the influence in Koenji street performance festival 2010.)
Main performances carrer
Koenji street performance festival, Hitachi international street performance festival, Art Town Tsukuba street performance festival,Sancha de street performance festival, Daidogei World Cup in Shizuoka, Atsugi international street performance festival, Tokyo Olympics attract events Zojoji Temple "~ Wish Candle Night ~ We believe TOKYO 2020", Omotesando Hills NIKE RUNGAL SPESIAL TRAINING for NAGOYA, FEEL SETOUCHI THE CARNIVAL Mid summer Night's Dream, Saitama Shintoshin street performance festival, Heaven Artist TOKYO
And more

Other Careers
2015

Doidogei World Cup in Shizuoka
Koenji Street performance festival
Hitachi international Street performance festival
Saitama shintoshin Street performance festival
Takamatsu street performance Festa
Ikebukuro Street performance festival
Heaven Artist TOKYO
Heaven Artist in Marunouchi
Kawabamura Street performance festival
Street performance festival in Asahikawa
Tempozan World Performance Festival
Tempozan Christmas Premium Theater
INAZUMA Festival
Mizonokuchi Pore Pore Street performance festival
Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo countdown show
FEEL SETOUCHI THE carnival A Midsummer Night's Dream July 25 - 31
Za-Koenji Public Theatre "Minna no Sagyo-ba " (Pole dance workshop for children)
and more...

2014

Koenji Street performance festival
Hitachi international Street performance festival
Art Town Tsukuba Street performance festival
Sancha de Street performance festival
Atsugi international Street performance festival
Saitama shintoshin Street performance festival
Takamatsu street performance Festa
Toyohashi Art Festival
Ikebukuro Street performance festival
Street performance festival in Togatta
Shinjo GENKI festival
Heaven Artist TOKYO
NIKE RUNGAL SPESIAL TRAINING for NAGOYA @Omotesando Hills
Motoko Ishii Produce event Soene Akari Park
Tokyo Gakugei University (lecture to the students)
"Listen from the street pole dance art founder - Children and pearents can enjoy by street pole dance -"
and more...

2013

Koenji Street performance festival
Hitachi international Street performance festival
Art Town Tsukuba Street performance festival
Sancha de Street performance festival
Atsugi international Street performance festival
Saitama shintoshin Street performance festival
Matsumoto street performer in the city
Ikebukuro Street performance festival
Heaven Artist TOKYO
Heaven Artist in Marunouchi
Heaven Artist in Shibuya
Street performance festival in Togatta
Toyohashi Art Festival
Kurume street performance festival
Tamagawa Street Art festival
Kawabamura street performance festival
Izu Oshima tsubaki festival
Street performance festival in Chiba
Fukuyama street performance festival
What's UP !? OKINAWA 2013
Tokyo Olympics attract events Zojoji Temple "Wish Candle Night ~ We believe TOKYO 2020 ~ "
Motoko Ishii Produce event "Soene Akari Park"
and more...

2012

Koenji Street performance festival
Hitachi international Street performance festival
Art Town Tsukuba Street performance festival
Sancha de Street performance festival
Atsugi international Street performance festival
Saitama shintoshin Street performance festival
Ikebukuro Street performance festival
Heaven Artist TOKYO
Heaven Artist in Marunouchi
Shinjuku art Festival
Makuhari Street performance festival
Asakusa Rokku Street performance festival
Lil John Japan tour 2012
What's UP !? YOKOHAMA 2012
and more...

2011

Koenji Street performance festival
Art Town Tsukuba Street performance festival
Sancha de Street performance festival
Atsugi international Street performance festival
Matsumoto Street performance festival
Shinjuku art festival
Heaven Artist TOKYO
Genki dasbeyo Hitachi
Kawabamura Street performance festival
Toyohashi Art festival
Tokaimura Festival
AUBADE Summer festival
and more...