Mimoza Koïke is a dancer and choreographer born in Tokyo in 1982.
In 2000 Mimoza graduated with distinction from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Lyon, and joined the Jeune Ballet du Conservatoire de Lyon before entering the Ballet du Grand Théâtre in Geneva in 2001. Since 2003 she has danced with Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, directed by Jean-Christophe Maillot, and was promoted to first principal in 2005.
Her repertory includes most of the work developed by Jean- Christophe Maillot such as Noces, Lady Capulet in Romeo & Juliet, Iris in Œil pour Œil, Titania in Le Songe, The Fairy and The Stepmother in Cendrillon, The Lilac Fairy in La Belle, Marguerite in Faust, Zobéïde in Scheherazade, The Queen and Her Majesty the Night in LAC, The Secretary in Choré, The Dance Teacher in Casse-noisette Compagnie, Swanilda’s Mother in Coppél-i.A.
Mimoza’s has also worked with an extend variety of choreographs including Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Jiri Kylián, William Forsythe, Johan Inger, Matjash Mrozewski, Emio Greco, Pieter C. Scholten, Inna Christel Johannessen, Alexander Ekmann, Natalia Horecna, Vladimir Varnava, Marie Chouinard, George Balanchine, Nijinsky and Maurice Béjart.
Since 2007 she has developed her choreographic style creating pieces for Imprévus (Young choreographers-Ballets de Monte-Carlo) such as Voisinages (2007); U Turn (2008 – co-created with Jérôme Marchand); Rossignols (2010); Ichi Ni San and Kodama (2012). In 2008 she also created a solo piece, Amenimo, for a gala in Tokyo.
Since 2017 till 2020 she develops a choreographic work with Asier Edeso as a part of the program “Pas Croisés”, a collaboration between the Ballets de Monte-Carlo and the Musée National Marc Chagall, creating 8 different performances such as (R)each, Créa, De Natura…
Since 2010 Mimoza has co-directed Le Logoscope – the laboratory for mixed media artistic research in Monaco – with Agnès Roux, becoming its Vice President in 2016. In 2013 she launched JAPON dance project, the performing arts group dedicated to choreographic research and creation, with four other Japanese dancers and choreographers: Yasuyuki Endo, Hokuto Kodama, Naoya Aoky and Masahiro Yanagimoto. Together they created and performed Paradis des Fourmis in 2013 at the ESDC Rosella Hightower in Cannes, Cloud/Crowd in 2014, Move/Still in 2016 and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2018 for the New National Theatre of Japan in Tokyo. In 2015 she co-created the installation performance Révolution Agraire with Bruno Roque and Agnès Roux.
In 2015 she was appointed Chevalier de l’ordre du Mérite Culturel by His Serene Highness Albert II of Monaco.