You-Ri has been teaching and leading workshops in the U.K., Europe and Japan for many years. In the UK she teaches at acting schools such as LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art), East 15, LDA (London Dramatic Academy) and leads workshops for both professionals and non-professionals in many diverse fields.
Her focus is always to connect mind, body and voice in order to free our ‘Inner Voice.’

You-Ri’s exercises use the five senses and voice intensively, adopting both oriental and occidental theatrical trainings, approach and philosophies.

We receive stimuli from the outside world not only through our five senses but also through our ‘sixth sense’. ‘Something’ is continuously happening within our body and mind. This ‘something’ can be our emotional life, our feeling or perhaps another aspect that cannot easily be defined. It might be a word, physical movement, a facial expression or nuance. 
When the central core is connected, the mind, body and voice connect truthfully and simply, we can then express our ‘Inner Voice’.

As an actor/performer and even in everyday life, in order to perform and express ourselves truthfully, simply and authentically, we need to have everything working in unison in order to embark on the journey.

You-Ri has also recently started leading workshops entitled, Freeing the Inner Voice - Body and Expression. This is a workshop designed for marginalized groups as well as professional performers.


TEACHING / WORKSHOPS INCLUDE

LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) “Movement/Acting” – Movement/Acting Teacher / John Baxter (Head of the Movement)

NATIONAL DRAMA STUDIO “Summer Course” - Senior Acting Teacher / Keiko Miyata /New National Theatre Tokyo, Drama Studio

NATIONAL DRAMA STUDIO “Body and Acting” - Senior Acting Teacher / Keiko Miyata /New National Theatre Tokyo

NATIONAL DRAMA STUDIO "Scene Study" The Crucible / New National Theatre Tokyo, Drama Studio

NATIONAL DRAMA STUDIO "Scene Study" Our Country's Good / New National Theatre Tokyo, Drama Studio

EAST 15 ACTING SCHOOL  World Performance Course - Directing / "A Midsummer Night's Dream" "Richard III" 

LDA (London Dramatic Academy) "Acting" - Acting Teacher / Kathryn Pogson 

SOPHIA UNIVERSITY (Jochi University) TOKYO “Performing in English – Body and Expression” - Communication Teacher

SOPHIA UNIVERSITY (Jochi University) TOKYO “English Presentation Skills through Acting Training” - Communication Teacher

SOPHIA UNIVERSITY (Jochi University) TOKYO "English Public Speaking through Acting Training" - Communication Teacher

TOYO UNIVERSITY TOKYO "English Public Speaking through Acting Training" - Communication Teacher

HAMLET - Workshop Leader / MAP Consortium / Barbican Theatre

EVERYMAN-AN IMMORALITY PLAY - Movement Coach / Sandy Maberley Theatre Mélange / Riverside Studios  

THEATRE WORKSHOP - Workshop Leader / Theatre Mélange

KABUKI MOVEMENT - Movement Coach / Yellow Earth Theatre

KABUKI MOVEMENT - Movement Coach / Theatre Museum, London

JAPANESE MOVEMENT WORKSHOP - Workshop Leader / Playback Theatre, London

FOR PRO JAPANESE ACTORS “Freeing the Inner Voice – Body and Expression”- Workshop Leader / Tatsuya Ito / Gorch Brothers

FOR PRO JAPANESE ACTORS “To be a character”- Workshop Leader / Theatre Fuusikaden

FOR PRO JAPANESE ACTORS - Workshop Leader / Mina Ikeuchi / Right Size

ACTING WORKSHOP - Workshop Leader / Tokyo Visual Arts College

FOR ACTING TEACHERS - Workshop Leader/ Megumi Kawaminami / Network Unit Duo

FOR LAWYERS - Workshop Leader / Yokohama Lawyers Association

FOR TSUNAMI SURVIVORS - Workshop Leader / At the shelter

FOR CHILDEREN LIVING IN TEMPORARY ACCOMODATIN AFTER THE TSUNAMI – Workshop Leader / Stricken area of Fukushima

OPEN WORKSHOP FOR OVER 18 YEARS OLD “Freeing the Inner Voice – Body and Expression”- Workshop Leader / Studio KAIKA, Kyoto, Japan

OPEN WORKSHOP FOR OVER 18 YEARS OLD “Freeing the Inner Voice – Body and Expression”- Workshop Leader / SagamihaLABO, Japan

 

 

TRAINING

LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art)

Ecole Philippe Gaulier (Le Coq technique)

Traditional Japanese dance (Nihon Buyo and Kabuki dance)

Butoh (avant-garde Japanese movement performance) with Kazuo Ohno, Yoshito Ohno, Toru Iwashita (Sankaijuku), Carlotta Ikeda, Atsushi Takenouchi

Body Psychotherapy

 

EDUCATION

MA in Directing, Drama Department at Royal Holloway University of London

BA in Politics, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

Babel University Professional School of Translation