Miki Oikawa has crossed over many areas in the arts over the years. As a dancer Miki performed with the Ballet de Chambre de Hirofumi Inoue (Japan), then with The One Extra dance/theatre company in Sydney. Moving on to acting, she performed for Playbox Theatre, Budinski’s Theatre, Chamber Made Opera, Queensland Theatre Company and many others. Miki also has worked in street theatre with Strange Fruit and Azuki Beanz, and has appeared in several film and TV productions.
As a director Miki has worked on productions including “Call Me Komachi” by Christie Nieman, “8 Femmes” for the Melbourne French Theatre, and “Picasso’s Women” in which she directed and performed. She has also been active in arts administration and production work for theatre, multimedia and film with Hirano Productions, Experimenta Media Arts and Balcony Films and was a past Festival Director of Fast+Fresh (Melbourne) and Associate Producer for Short+Sweet International. In the last few years Miki has been Assistant Director to Suzanne Chaundy on opera productions for Lyric Opera and Melbourne Opera. Currently juggling a day job as a business analyst in I.T., Miki is also a yoga teacher and movement consultant, focusing on the specific needs of singers.
Miki made her directorial debut for Lyric with the 2017 production of The Japanese Princess and is on the board of Lyric.