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Ikue Ueno
Actor - Dancer
(she/her)

BIO

Originally from Japan, Ikue is a multi-disciplinary artist, dancer, performer, choreographer and educator who has been dancing for over 20 years with an extensive range of experience in Waacking, Voguing, Hip Hop, House Dance, Contemporary, Jazz, Modern and Ballet.

 

Her dance training began in Japan, and since she moved to Canada, she has studied at the University of Alberta Orchesis, Harbour Dance Centre, the Source Dance Company, Modus Operandi, Lux Dance Company, Training Society of Vancouver Working Class, Vancouver Circus School and more. She holds an education degree in Japan and is very passionate about sharing her love of art while performing, competing, battling and teaching students for all ages and levels at various dance studios, schools, special workshops and events both in person and online. 

 

Ikue was a semi-finalist at the House dance battle of Vancouver Street Dance Festival 2017, and she has won three titles as the best voguer from the Opulence Ball, the Amaze Ball and the Celebs Ball held in Vancouver. Ikue was also awarded the title of Vancouver Nightlife Award's Best Performer of the Year in 2011 along with House of La Douche, Vancouver’s premier Voguing and Waacking dance collective, where she is ‘the mother’ of the house. The collective was documented in CNN’s Great Big Story - Voguing and Waacking Through Vancouver in 2019.

 

She has worked with numerous artists, events, and organizations including: CNN’s Great Big Story, Visa Card, the Lush Cosmetics, K-OS, Aaron Carter, Snow, Zebra Katz, DJ Mike Q, Amanda Lepore, Victoria Anthony, KO by Katherin Olivos, RUKUS by Yasuhiro Tomita, Quanah Style, BESTiE, Small Stage, Vancouver Fashion Week, Vancouver Alternative Fashion Week, Vancouver Art Gallery FUSE, Bass Coast Festival, Vancouver Pride, Strut, Wiggles, House of Celebs (Celebrities Nightclub dance crew), Blim, Waacouture, and the Closing Ceremony of Vancouver Olympics 2010, where she was a featured Hip Hop dancer along with Now Or Never b-boy crew and Fresh Groove Productions dancers.

 

Her newest class is called Finding Your Flow in Movement in which she incorporates her years of dance practice with spirituality and offers a very unique type of spiritual movement class for everyone in all ages and levels. Also, she is training with Human Garage where she studies to become a fascia maneuver practitioner to further develop her movement career. Currently, she is working with Small Stage collaborating with City of Vancouver #LoveVancouver through active art installations called Love Bubbles to spread love and joy downtown Vancouver.

 

Her mission is to spread the love of dance, keep the culture alive, and keep evolving as a true entertainer.