I am a Japanese actress, 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
Having enjoyed a family break in Zadar, Croatia in August, I am ready for a busy Autumn with 3 new theatre productions to get stuck in as an Intimacy/Fight director.
To Wong Foo The Musical at Hope Mill Theatre: from 21st Oct- 17th Dec
ENO's La Traviata at London Coliseum: 23rd Oct- 12th Nov
A new adaption of Ibsen's Ghosts at Sam Wanamaker's Playhouse: 10th Nov- 28th Jan, 2024
And of course Untitled: f**k m*ss s**gon play has now opened its run at the Young Vic Theatre with rave reviews.
from 18 September- 4th November, 2023
Catch me as "Lara" on an award winning Apple TV Original, Lovely Little Farm and "The Auntie of Min" the Wheel of Time S2 on Amazon Prime!
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