Yukichi began his ballet training in Tokyo before moving to the Hamburg Ballet School in Germany. He joined the Hamburg Ballet in 1999, becoming a soloist in 2004. During his time in Germany he was a guest artist with the Bavarian State Ballet and toured around the world. Yukichi is also an established choreographer and has created pieces in Japan, Germany and Calgary including The Seven Deadly Sins in 2010 for Alberta Ballet. Some of his favourite roles include Puck in A Midsummer's Night Dream, principal in Balanchine's Rubies, and Elton Fan in Love Lies Bleeding. This is his sixth season with Alberta Ballet.