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Yukino McHugh aka Kino Grew up in Japan and moved to Australia at the age of 8. She gained most of her training in Australia studying styles -

Hip Hop, Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz and Tap. Kino identifies her self as a Performing Artist specialising in - Dancing, Acting and Modelling.


 Kino is now currently based in London, she is the winner of the Juste Debout battle - Battle Opera and will be representing

London in Palais Garnier.

She featured on the show - So You Think You Can Dance as one of the top 14 contestants and last standing female Hip Hop Dancer

on the show.

She worked with  Karul Projects on the Commonwealth Games and [MIS] Conceive in Canada, “Casse Noisette" directed by

Franko Dragone in Belgium and has also had the opportunity working with Zoo Nation and Sadler’s Wells in the U.K.

 Other performance credits include-  X Factor AU, Arias Awards show,  X Factor UK, Commonwealth Games and artists -

Paula Abdul, Ellie Goulding, Robbin Williams, Aston Merrygold, Jason Derulo, Robyn and Ru Paul.

Kino has a huge passion for Teaching, Choreographing and Directing which enables her to express her quirky movements

 and unique vision. Her past clients for Choreography and collaborations include -

Sony Music, Adidas, Red Bull, K - Mart, and Aus Dance.

Both of her Big projects - " Carry" By sietta and her latest work - "Ocean" by Wallis Bird which She both choreographed and played

the main character have won and been nominated for numerous awards in in film festivals globally. She was invited to attend the

showings at the Chinese Theatre in - Hollywood U.S.A and London, U.K. for ”Best Film" and "Best Music Video"