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Aku Kadogo is an international theatre director, choreographer,

educator and creative producer of cultural arts projects. This

multi-faceted artist directs highly energetic, imaginative

theatre works and has produced a number of collaborative

inter-disciplinary projects. Her eclectic career has spanned

across the United States, Australia, Europe and Asia.

Since 2008, Aku has been living and working between Seoul,

South Korea; Detroit, Michigan and Sydney, Australia.

In 2006 she took up the position as Director of the Black

Theatre Program at Wayne State University in Detroit,


In 2011 she was invited on to the newly formed Music/Theatre

Department at Yongin University, South Korea to lecture and

direct productions, she spent two years in South Korea working

with students and professional theatre artists.

Having worked extensively as a performer/choreographer/

director in Australia, Aku also served as principal Dance teacher

and Course Coordinator at the National Aboriginal/Islander

Skills Development Scheme in Sydney. Her ongoing

relationship with this school continues today where she is a

regular visiting Guest Artist.

Aku has been an Associate Choreographer on RENT working

with the Broadway team on companies in Australia, China and

the United States. As a performer she has worked in film,

television and stage making her career debut in the original

Broadway classic of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered

Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange.