I am a Japanese actor, voice-over artist, fight director & certified intimacy professional.
My pronouns are she/her.
Over the years, I’ve trained and worked in a range of theatrical arts, honing my skills and my understanding of this creative, challenging and ever-changing industry. Rather than feeling like a "Jack of all trades", I choose to think of myself as a bowl of delicious ramen noodles (bear with me, it will make sense in a sec!).
In an authentic bowl of ramen noodles, you will find many different flavours, colours and textures that can sometimes seem in contrast to one another. Yet, in the hands of a skilled ramen chef, those different elements all come together in perfect harmony, giving you a warm, happy and satisfied feeling!
Whichever part of the industry I’m working in, whether on or back stage, in front or behind the camera, I will always be my authentic self and bring a ramen bowl full of artistry to my work! It’s my goal to leave all my clients and colleagues with that same happy, satisfied feeling.
When I am not in work mode, you’ll find me at home in Southend-on-Sea, exploring the local beach and parks with my partner JC and our feisty, curious daughter,
"As a performer and theatremaker, Haruka is vibrant, nuanced, embodied, innovative, generous, and intelligent. She brightens the rehearsal room as much as she does the stage."- Ailin Conant, Director
"Haruka has fantastic instincts, attention to detail, and a sense of play that made our sessions both great fun and productive."
-Matt Wieteska, Head of Production at Six to Start
"Haruka Kuroda’s fight sequences are beautifully stylised yet also tingle with danger."- The Guardian
"Haruka is the best of collaborators, open-hearted, fearless, fun to work with and a ready problem solver. She creates a safe, nurturing environment to take risks and tell the clearest possible story in fights and intimacy. The work we arrived at was starling and impactful."
- Russell Bolam, Director
Winter/ Spring 2024
After returning from the New Year break in Japan with my daughter Iris-Mia, I have sure filled my dairy like there is no tomorrow! So here are a few of projects that I have been and will be working on this season......
Romeo & Juliet at New Wolsey Theatre & Bury St Edmunds, directed by Douglas Rintoul.
The Crucible at Sheffield Crucible Theatre, directed by Anthony Lau.
Underdog: The Other Other Bronte at National Theatre, Directed by Natalie Ibu
Comedy of Errors at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, directed by Paul Foster.
Get in touch
Caroline de Wolfe
020 7242 5066
20 Old Compton Street,
020 3141 3737
25-27 Westow Street
(Intimacy Coordinator & Fight Directing)
@ Accelerate Management