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Chikako Kaido
Photo / Wolfgang Kleber
After very long time of classic ballet education in japan, she graduated at dance department and choreography master course of Folkwang Hochschule in Essen and she entered dance company Folkwang Tanz Studio ( Pina Bausch, Rodolpho Leoni Director) as a choreographer and dancer. From 2010, she is working as a freelance choreographer and dancer. 
Her 'Showcase of the body' won the 2nd prize at Masdanza, and 'Tanzsolo' the 1st prize at Soloduofestival in Budapest. 'There is an abyss' (created for Folkwang Tanz Studio) was nominated for Kurt Jooss Prize in 2010. In japan, she participated Yokohama-dance-collection in 2006 and 2012. In 2012, she got MasDanza Prize. These pieces she created were shown in Germany,Poland, Hungary,Czech Republic, Spain, Italy, Austria and Japan. 
She participated Tanz nrw festival 2009 and 2011 and also working as a dancer with Malou Airaudo and Jean Laurent Sasportes, Ben Riepe, Susanne Linke.
In 2010 she choreographed the dance solo 'Schattenlinien' are touring now in Bremen, Canaria island, Korea. 2012, she will have new project in Duesseldorf, Hannover, Yokohama and Vietnam.