Noriko Yamamoto is a mime, dancer, choreographer, Silent Storyteller, and visual artist. She studied ballet, modern and jazz dance in Japan and New York before studying mime under renowned mime artist, Mamako Yoneyama. Noriko’s work on stage and television, and doing promotional work (commercials, etc.) for various corporations took her across Japan for 15 years.
Since moving to Canada in 1994, she has performed at numerous festivals (Toronto, Guelph, Montreal, Whitehorse, St. John’s, etc.), schools and universities, libraries, galleries and museums, and at other events (CNE, Ontario Place, First Night Toronto, Breakfast TV, Queens Park Levee, etc.) in Toronto and across the country. In recent years, she has been concentrating more on her visual arts with solo and group exhibitions in Toronto and Tokyo.