Yuka began tap dancing at the age of 10 in Osaka, Japan. In 2004, she joined a tap company, called Beis Crew; performed throughout Japan.
In 2005, Yuka moved to New York City to further her career. Yuka became 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 Edwards Sophisticated Ladies performing weekly at the world famous Cotton Club.
Yuka's latest highlights include the New York Tap Extravaganza, the Blue Note, the Colbert Report on Comedy Central and Jazz at Lincoln Center, orchestrated by Wynton Marsalis, choreographed by Jared Grimes.
Most recently, Yuka was a member of Tapestry, a professional repertory tap dance company based in Austin, TX. Yuka has also performed at SXSW, one of the world's biggest film, interactive media, and music festivals as a solo tap dancer.
Yuka is now back in New York City and currently works at Mark Morris Dance Center, 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.