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Proudly Australia's first and only Yumiko stockist!

Our goal at Step by Step Dancewear is to bring dancers all over Australia the very best, and that is YUMIKO!

Yumiko is one of the most exclusive dancewear brands in the world we are so excited to be the very first and only stockist in Australia. 

Learn more about Yumiko and the innovation she brings to dancewear.

Yumiko Takeshima

Yumiko Takeshima, designer and founder was born in Asahikawa, Japan. Takeshima began her dancing career in Sapporo, Japan at the age of four. At the age of 14 she left home to study with the San Francisco Ballet school, soon after receiving her first professional dance contract.

Yumiko moved from New York City to join the Dutch National Ballet, where she continued to develop her passion for designing dancewear and costumes. In early 2002 she launched YUMIKO dancewear and the YumiGirl Network.

Since 2002, Takeshima has continued to develop her brand, of high quality, great fitting, and beautifully designed dancewear. Yumiko is one of the greatest dancewear designers and has been praised in the press not only as a dancer, but also for designing some of the most elegant, simple, and beautiful dance costumes in the European dance world.

Since Yumiko’s retirement from from dance in 2014, Yumiko has been focused on designing and developing her brand into an empire.

The YUMIKO Brand

Founded in 2002, Yumiko creates long-lasting, great-fitting dance and athletic wear of the highest quality. What began as a small collection of leotard designs has grown into a phenomenon that has redefined the dancewear industry. Designer and professional ballerina Yumiko Takeshima is the innovator of beloved leotard styles, and the first to enable dancers to personalize their own dancewear.

Not just good for dancers

Yumiko was recently awarded a Platinum Certification by the Green Business Bureau, part of our ongoing efforts to increase the sustainability of our production process. Yumiko is also a proud member of 1% for the Planet. This global movement inspires businesses and individuals to support environmental non-profits through their donations, ensuring our planet and future generations thrive.