I am a Japanese actress, voice-over artist, fight director & certified intimacy coordinator/ director.
My pronouns are she/her.
Over the years, I’ve trained and worked in a range of theatrical arts, honing my voice, my body 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 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
I am super excited to announce that I will start working as the intimacy/ fight director on this highly anticipated play by Kimber Lee, Untitled: F*ck M*ss S**gon Play in May at Royal Exchange Manchester.
The show will transfer to Young Vic in London in September.
from 24 June- 22 July, 2023
from 18 September- 4 November, 2023
I will also start working on Antigone, written by Olivier Award winning Stef Smith at Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
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