Makiko Fukuda was born in Kawasaki, Japan.m She trained at O-i Seiko Ballet School in Kawasaki, Japan. Makiko has danced in many classical ballets with the Japan Ballet Association including Swan Lake, Giselle, Coppelia, Graduation Ball, Le Corsaire grand pas du deux and Tchaikovsky pas du deux. After moving to Europe she began dancing in Musical Theatre including the Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Kiss Me Kate, Evita, the King and I, Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame, and more. In the West End she performed with the Lion King. Makiko teaches dance classes and workshops in colleges, primary schools, dance schools and dance companies in UK, Germany and Japan.