Shoko graduated with highest honors from the Japan Women’s College of Physical Education, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Movement Science with a specialty in Dance Studies. She attended summer dance intensives at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts and the Joffrey Ballet School, and, in 2012, moved to New York City to dance. Shoko has performed for Paris and Wizard in MOMA’s Japan Exhibition, at the Whitney Biennial 2014, at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2015, and at CES2016 Intel Keynote. She currently performs with Eryc Taylor, Yuka Kawazu, Rebekka Nodhturft, Doona Salgado and SARAH BERGES DANCE.