MUCCI is a Vancouver-based choreographic duo known for combining a variety of dance vocabulary to create unique movements for film projects and live performances.

MUCCI — Maiko Miyauchi + Cristina Bucci

Maiko Miyauchi

Maiko began her dance education at the Ecole de Ballet Classic in Kumamoto and the Tokyo Junior Ballet, under the direction of Asami Maki. After graduating from high school, Maiko moved to Canada to pursue her training at Goh Ballet Academy in Vancouver, and then began exploring other dance forms. She immersed herself in jazz, hip-hop, and contemporary dance, continuing her studies while teaching in both Canada and Japan. Over the years she has developed a strong passion for connecting the two cultures, working with youth dancers from both countries.

As Co-Founder of OURO Collective, Maiko continues to explore vastly different realms of dance. As a performer, she has worked with contemporary companies and choreographers including Company 605 and the response, TentacleTribe, Mariko Kakizaki(L-E-V), Rubberlegz. She has also worked on major film and television projects like Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, Sucker Punch, and Once Upon A Time.

As a choreographer, collaborator, and movement coach she has worked with global brands like Uniqlo, New Balance, EA Sports, Honda, Lululemon, and Aritzia.

In 2019 she received the Outstanding Choreography Award at the Youth America Grand Prix.

Maiko is currently working on a new project in Tokyo, as Artistic Director of E.Y.P, to create and produce a multi-disciplinary art exhibition and workshop.

Cristina Bucci

Cristina creates and produces new dance works on the unceded territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

As a dance artist she has been given many opportunities to be a part of numerous exciting projects with a career that has taken her around the globe. Some highlights include the International Dance Seminar in Brazil, choreography for Yarita Yu Ballet Company in Tokyo, Dancing on the Edge, touring Japan with OURO Collective, Vancouver International Dance Festival, CypheFest International Dance Festival, Avant Garde Dance (UK), working with artists such as Young MC, Indian opera singer Veera Devi Khare, Lil Buck and with spoken word artist Scruffmouth Scribe through Brief Encounters.

Her past twenty years of experience in the arts as a dancer, choreographer, collective member, and dance educator has seen her bring artistic excellence to all of her projects, as she continues to bring street dance-based work to the forefront of the arts in BC, Canada and beyond. She acted as assistant director of training company The SOULdiers for seven years and part of various outreach dance programs, such as Kidsafe, Share Dance, and The Power of Dance (The Dance Centre).

Cristina is also a registered holistic nutritionist and presents her “Nutrition for Dancers” seminars to dancers of all ages and works with clients one on one. Cristina is currently acting as the Managing/Co-Artistic Director of OURO Collective.