I create art for healing, connecting and changing the world.
"Artists are healers, teachers and leaders.
Art connects people.
Art speaks human."
- Yuko Kudo -
I hate feeling alone. I hate feeling ashamed for being who I am. I hate feeling lost. And Art is what saved me. Art speaks human. Art connects people. Artists are healers, teachers and leaders. Art taught me to be me. Art helped me heal from my past wounds. And I want live in a world where everyone feels seen, heard and safe. Because when we feel seen, that's when real change can happen. That's why I keep creating.
As an artists, I started my training as a classical pianist at age of three, Akahira Music Academy in Japan. My passion turned to singing and musical theatre towards late teen. Upon moving to Los Angeles in 2003, I worked as an actor & singer in various productions, became a member of Screens Actors Guild.
After moving New York City in 2013, I started working with National Asian Artists Project founded by Broadway legend Baayork Lee. I've been selected as a finalist for Roger Sturtevant Musical Theatre Award from Actor's Equity Association. Performed with Lea Salonga at The Kennedy Center.
As a photographer, my work has been seen on Forbes, Time Magazine. Recent clients includes The Public Theatre, Kristen Hanggi (Tony Nominated Dir.), The Confined Arts. Working with many artists for their events and headshots. (See more)
Currently, I use my personal story and healing journey to bring awareness for diversity & inclusion, immigration story, women's rights, mental wellness. I advocate for creative industry, to create sustainable livelihood for artists, collaboration opportunities, and human rights. I've collaborated with Civic Hall, United Voices 4 Peace, Mondo NYC, Women in Music, Stronger with Music, as an artist, producer, and speaker.
Art is language
Still from 2nd One-Woman-Show "Good Bye.. Love" at Prime Produce Apprentice Cooperative. A show about trauma, family and healing.
Cooperative Impact's Social Innovation UNconference during Covid-19, virtually sharing original music "I'm With You".