Mikiko (choreographer)

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Native name
PronunciationMizuno Mikiko
Born (1977-08-11) 11 August 1977 (age 42)
Other namesMikiko-metal
OccupationChoreographer, dancer
Known forDirector of Elevenplay; choreographer for Perfume, Sakura Gakuin, Babymetal

Mikiko Mizuno, known professionally as simply Mikiko [1] or Mikikometal (both stylized in all caps),[2] is a Japanese dancer and choreographer based in Hiroshima. She is the director and principal choreographer[1][3] of the high-tech[4] dance troupe Elevenplay, and also works with performers and idol groups, especially those under the Amuse, Inc. talent agency such as Perfume,[5][6] Sakura Gakuin,[7] and Babymetal.[2] She was the stage director and choreographer for Japan's cultural presentation at the 2016 Summer Olympics closing ceremony.[8]


  1. ^ a b "MIKIKO | CHOREO-DIRECTOR". www.mikiko0811.net (in Japanese). Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  2. ^ a b "『ぴあMUSIC COMPLEX Vol.4』にBABYMETALと宇多田ヒカル | BARKS". BARKS (in Japanese). 2016-04-04. Retrieved 2018-10-30.
  3. ^ "ELEVENPLAY". ELEVEN PLAY (in Japanese). Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  4. ^ "Watch a Modern Dance Battle Between Drones and a Human". Creators. 2015-03-13. Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  5. ^ "Perfume Staff Profiles: MIKIKO | Perfume City". www.perfume-city.com. Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  6. ^ "Perfume辞典|留宇のブログ". ameblo.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  7. ^ Inc., Natasha (2017-02-13). "さくら学院が"13人"で恋ダンス、森ハヤシ39歳「いい人生だった」 - 音楽ナタリー". 音楽ナタリー (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-10-30.
  8. ^ "Shiina Ringo to Help Produce Tokyo's Handover Ceremony at the Rio Olympics | ARAMA! JAPAN". ARAMA! JAPAN. 2016-01-26. Retrieved 2017-11-15.

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