Yuka began tapping at the age of 10 in Osaka, Japan. In 2003, she saw the film, “TAP” and the musical, “Bring in Da Noise Bring in Da Funk,” which introduced her to her passion, Rhythm Tap. She joined the funk tap dance company, “Beis Crew,” in 2004 and performed throughout Japan.
In 2005, Yuka moved to New York City, performing at venues such as the Lincoln Center, Joe's Pub, Symphony Space, Aaron Davis Hall, Knitting Factory among others. Yuka was a member of Mable Lee's Dancing Ladies and has performed in the New York Tap Extravaganza and the New York City Tap Festival.
Yuka was also a member of Dormeshia Sumbry Edward's Sophisticated Ladies performing weekly at the world famous Cotton Club for three and a half years.
Yuka's latest highlights include the New York Tap Extravaganza, the Blue Note as a solo Tap Dancer, the Colbert Report on Comedy Central and Jazz at Lincoln Center Spring Gala orchestrated by Wynton Marsalis, choreographed by Jared Grimes. Most recently, Yuka was a member of Tapestry, the world's only full-time professional repertory tap dance company based in Austin, TX. Yuka has also performed at SXSW (South by South West), one of the world's biggest film, interactive media, and music festivals as a solo Tap Dancer. Yuka is now back in NYC and currently works at Mark Morris Dance Center, Millennium Dance Company and Youth Arts Academy as a dedicated teacher. Lately, she performed with an acclaimed Russian Cellist, Borislav Strulev at Shandelee Music Festivals at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts the site of the original 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair.