Fukiko was born in New York and raised in Japan by dancers Takako Takase and Katsuko Orita, growing up in studios and theatres. She received the Cultural Affairs Fellowship from the Japanese government, and studied at Codarts Rotterdam Dance Academy and London Contemporary Dance School. She has worked with Henri Oguike Dance Company, Company Wayne McGregor, and has since become an independent solo artist. Fukiko has also been featured in dance films, commercials, and collaborated with artists including Olafur Eliasson, Bertil Nilsson, Nick Knight, Ruth Hogben, Gareth Pugh, Dustin O’halloran. She performed Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece, was featured in Thom Yorke’s music video Ingenue, and choreographed music videos by Daniel Brandt and Hikaru Utada. In 2018, she choreographed and toured Japan with Hikaru Utada for her 20th anniversary concert, performing for an estimated 140,000 people.