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Nationality: Japanese

Height:​ 184cm - 6.1 feet.

Playing Age:​ 20 - 40

Appearance:​ slim / athletic

Eye Colour​ : Black

Hair Colour​: Black

Hair Length​: Medium Long

Voice​: Tenor

Voice​ Character: Calm, Natural

Location: Amsterdam

Born in Akita, Japan in 1981. Yoshitaka studied dance at Tokyo School of Music and Peridance Capezio Center, Broadway Dance Center NYC.
Studied UK Jazz Dance(UK underground Jazz dance style, born in the 70’s which features fast & furious steps and improvised dance) under Irven Lewis and Wayne James(Brothers in Jazz), Horie Haruki(Sound Cream Steppers) In 2015, he met a one big mural “Akita no Gyoji” painted by Tsuguharu Foujita, and got deeply impressed and began to study Japanese folk performing art. Performed dance piece “Akita no Gyoji” at Hie Hachiman Shrine(Organized by Akita Museum of Art). In 2016, YOSHITAKA and preservation society of Hanekawa Kenbayashi (Intangible folk-cultural properties, designed by Akita city) revised sword dance. Now he is basing in Amsterdam and performing “Fusion Japanese Folk Art” in Europe. Ogata-mura support ambassador.

1981年秋田市生まれ。秋田高校卒。東京スクールオブミュージック卒業後、2005年に渡米。Peridance Capezio Center, Broadway Dance Center NYCでダンスを学ぶ。NYハーレムにあるアポロシアター「アマチュアナイト」で準優勝2回。即興で、激しく、高速ステップで踊るUK Jazz Dance を得意とする。
2009年世界1周ダンス放浪の旅を経て帰国。SMAP”We are SMAP”コンサートツアー、北京公演やケツメイシ、氷川きよしのバックダンサーを務める。2012年に渡英、UK Jazz Dance Bebop style創始者Brothers in JazzのIrven Lewis, Wayne Jamesに師事。ハイネケン全世界CM、SONYブラジルW杯CM、Incognito、Mario BiondiのPVに出演。2014年に一時帰国。故郷秋田にて藤田嗣治の大壁画「秋田の行事」に出会い、秋田の民俗芸能や祭りなどを学び、2015年日吉八幡神社にて「秋田の行事」を踊りで表現し奉納する。(秋田県立美術館主催)
2016年には秋田市無形民俗文化財「羽川剣ばやし」の失われた剣舞を創作し、復活させた。2016年末よりオランダに拠点を移し、ヨーロッパ各地でUK Jazz Danceと日本の民俗芸能を融合させた表現でパフォーマンスしている。大潟村応援大使。

YOSHITAKA SUZUKI 

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FILM | TV | THEATRE

 

FILM

2014  Kingsman: The Secret Service

directed by  Matthew Vaughn | Fashionista

TV

2016 NHK Kotonoha

directed by Kanako Otani | Main

2014  BBC Three Hair Series 1

directed by  James Morgan  | Hair model
 

THEATRE

2005,6  The Boy from Oz

directed by Philip McKinley | Ensemble

2003  The Saturday Night Fever the Musical

directed by  Koichi Tomozawa | Ensemble

CM

2017  Phonak brand movie

directed by Hugo Goudswaard | Music teacher

2014  Oddysey Heineken global commercial

directed by Tom Kuntz | Tap Dancer

2014  One Stadium Sony global commercial

directed by Samuel Abrahams | Japanese Dancer

Model

2014  Nike Gyakusou S/S collection

directed by Benedict Redgrove | Still Model

2012,13  MODA Fashion Show

directed by Johnny Vukasovic

AWARDS

2006 Apollo Theater Amateur Night (New York) 2nd prize

SKILLS

UK Jazz Dance, Japanese Folk Art, Guitar, Piano, Singer song writing, Tennis

EDUCATION

2000-2002  Tokyo School of Music - Tokyo

2006 Peridance Capezio Center - New York

LANGUAGES / ACCENTS & DIALECTS

Japanese (native), English (average)

MUSIC & DANCE

UK Jazz Dance, Japanese Folk Art Dance,

Guitar(average), Piano(average), Singer song writing

Bio 

UK Jazz Dancer(UK underground Jazz dance style).

Uk Jazz Dance is UK underground jazz dance style born in 1970's from UK club culture.

Features Fast and furious footwork and passion. 

A performer of Japanese traditional folk art dancing.

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