Based in NYC, Ottawa born Akira Uchida is a dancer, choreographer, creative director and teacher whose practice shows an interest in how dance intersects with the mediums of film, animation, fashion and photography. As a recent example of this, in 2022 Akira collaborated with visual artist Tom Furse by creating AI choreography in a music video for HAAi and Jon Hopkins, documented by FACT Mag. In this same year Akira also worked on Puma’s Futrograde show as part of New York Fashion Week SS23. Most recently, Akira was commissioned to create a film in partnership with the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver, presented by NOWNESS. In addition to these recent creative milestones Akira has previously presented work at the Capezio Ace Awards, Fire Island Dance Festival and Battery Dance Festival, whilst he has worked with other music artists including Leon Vynehall, Photay, Ria Mae and Tyler Shaw. Outside of artistic and commercial achievements, Akira remains dedicated to inspiring the next generation through teaching and advocacy: he is currently a faculty member on JUMP Dance Convention and is a board member at Share The Movement, a non-profit dedicated to uplifting and providing opportunity to young BIPOC dancers.
Selected Projects with BOX
Press and Awards
Boiler Room: In Every Choreography
It’s Nice That