Fujima Yoshinojo


Chicago-area native, Yoshinojo Fujima (a.k.a Rika Lin) is an interdisciplinary performing artist, based as a Japanese classical dancer/choreographer.  She received her professional name in 2006 as a member of the Fujima Ryu Japanese Classical Dance School in Japan, and attained her grandmastership in 2016, which certifies her with a shihan (teaching license). She is an active performing member of Toyoaki Shamisen, and performs in collaborations with Asian Improv aRts MidWest, Tsukasa Taiko, and Tatsu Aoki’s the Miyumi Project and was featured in the 2016 Chicago Jazz Festival at the J. Pritzker Pavilion, and has performed at such venues as the Elastic Arts, Hairpin Arts Center, Constellation, Chicago Cultural Center, and the Museum of Contemporary Art.  She also presented her “Beyond the Box” series for her 2017 Artistic Associate Curatorial Residency at Links Hall. Chosen as a Chicago Dancemakers Forum 2017 Lab Artist, she is also continuing her research with the project “Yu (遊)”, as a High Concept Labs Sponsored Artist for the Spring 2018 season.