Akiko Tomikawa is a native Japanese, and active as a dancer , choreographer, dance instructor, artist inresidency at Center of Remembering Sharing in NYC.For 10 years, Akiko had belonged to Sadamatsu-Hamada Ballet Company in Kobe, Japan where she hadworked with various worldwide choreographers, including Nikolai Fyodorov, Lario Ekson, Yuri Ng and Stanton Welch, among others, and also performed wide-ranging repertoire both in classical and contemporary works. She moved to New York in 2004 to learn modern and contemporary technique as an international student in Dance New Amsterdam and Peridance Center. She had chance to work with many great people including Jana Hicks, Diane McCarthy, Max Stone, Marijke Eliasburg, Heather McArdle, Oliver Steele, Emily Berry ,among others. In 2011, Akiko joined as a dancer in a movie “Frances Ha”, which was elected in 50th NY Film Festival.Akiko as a choreographer has shown her work pieces at Dance New Amsterdam, Chen Dance Center, City Center Studio, La Guardia High School Theater, Chez Bushwick in NYC and Viskrofors in Sweden, and Tokyo , Osaka in Japan. She also has collaborated with a glass artist, Miho Ohgai since 2010 and shown artdance works at The Tank Theater, Green Point, and Soho in NYC. Akiko has teaching experience for contemporary dance technique at Steps on Broadway, Jefferey Ballet School,Dance New Amsterdam, Peridance Center in U.S and Dance Skola , Viskrofors in Sweden.She came back to Japan in December ,2012. Currently she has taught contemporary classes at Dance StudioPoint, Imaoka-Kato Dance Space, Chacott cultural studios, among others. She has been a special temporarylecturers at Hirakata Nagisa High School from 2015.In 2019, She has started own company named ‘Artistic Crossed Collaborators of Dance (AccoDance)’ which shehas been an artistic director.