I am a Japanese actress, voice-over artist, fight director & intimacy coordinator. My pronouns are she/her.
Over the years, I’ve trained in a range of theatrical arts, honing my voice, my body and my understanding of the 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 stage, screen or behind the scenes, 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,
"An impeccable performer"- The Stage
"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's work was extraordinary, her command of Fight Direction and clear narrative of the production was evident and precise. A joy to work with."
-KennOldfield, Musical Theatre director
In rehearsals and on set Haruka was a joy to work with - professional but also willing to explore and improvise.
- Tom Cousins, Series Producer, BBC
I have been invited by the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch again to fight direct on their new show, a jukebox musical Love Letters, runs from 30 July- 21 August 2021.