Visiting Artist: YOKO TAKETANI – Available For Private Pole Instruction 6/30 and 7/1

Emerald City TrapezeNews, Workshops

Available dates for a private and semi-private with Yoko Taketani: 

Friday 6/30 after 5pm

Saturday 7/1 anytime


1 person $70/$100

(additional $20/pp Studio Fee applies to all participants)


2 people $65/$80 per person

(additional $20/pp Studio Fee applies to all participants)

To book, please contact Yoko Taketani directly at:


Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. Has moved to San Francisco, California in 2016.

Began learning classical ballet from the age of six.
Studied ballet, Contemporary, Modern, and Jazz dance at Peridance Capezio Center, Ballet Arts, and Steps on Broadway, in New York City from 2001 to 2006.

After returning to Tokyo in 2006, worked as a multi-media Performance artist, preforming at Digital Video Art Fair, New York, and Arco, Madrid, in 2005; 798 Art Festival in Beijing, in 2007; and Beijing Biennale, Beijing, in 2009, where her performance creativity and originality was quoted as “outstanding” by Time Out Beijing and “next level” by Beijing Today.

Began pole dance training at Studio Polish, Tokyo, in 2009, and has been instructing since 2010.
Pole performances include: Pink!, the biggest pole dance event in Japan 2012; Djakarta warehouse project, a massive music festival in Jakarta 2012; L’Oréal CGF Global Summit, a Gala Dinner in Tokyo 2013; and Pole Dance All Stars 2013, a DVD production event produced by Victor Entertainment; Japan Pole Exhibition 2014; Miss Pole Dance Japan 2012&2014; US National Championship 2013; Pole Theatre Sydney 2014; Pole Classic at Pole Expo 2015; Pole Theatre Japan 2015 Guest Performance; Felix Cane Pole Championships 2015&2017

She teaches pole dance classes at San Francisco Pole&Dance, VRV3 Studio in San Francisco.

International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF) certified Judge 2014-
Pole Theatre Japan 2015 Amateur category Judge&Guest Performer
Pole Battle Tokyo 2015 Judge
PSO Golden Gate Pole Championship 2017 Judge

Winner of Felix Cane Pole Championships 2015
4th place of Pole Classic Competition at Pole Expo 2015
Winner of Pole Theatre Sydney Pro Drama 2014
2nd place of US National Pole Championship Drama Level4 2013

Felix Cane Pole Championships 2017
Felix Cane Pole Championships 2015
Pole Classic Competition at Pole Expo 2015