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
My Neighbour Totoro finished its successful run at the Barbican, yet the show's journey is not yet over! We won 5 awards out of 9 nominations on WhatsonStage awards, including Best Direction (congratulations to Phelim McDermott!!) and now have received 9 nominations on Olivier Awards!! Watch this space for what's next on MNT.......
Here are some of the 5* reviews....
I am super happy and proud of the all-female cast of Titus Andronicus at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse (The Globe theatre) which I worked on as the fight and intimacy director.
Read some of the reviews here.....
Caroline de Wolfe
020 7242 5066
20 Old Compton Street,
020 3141 3737
25-27 Westow Street
(Intimacy Coordinator & Fight Directing)
@ Accelerate Management