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Yuki Spirit

YUKI IZUMIHARA is a scenic, projection, and production designer born in Shimonoseki City, Japan and based in Oakland, CA.

Ms. Izumihara’s work is influenced by years of martial arts training and is animated by a belief in discipline, ethics and craftsmanship.


Recent engagements include projection design for Cirque Musica's Holiday Wonderland, production design for Semele and Tosca with Opera Santa Barbra; scenic design for INTERSTATE with East West Players; projection design for The Cuban Vote with Miami New Drama (winner of Carbonell Awards Outstanding Achievement of an Artistic Specialty for Projection Design); scenic design for The Capulets and the Montagues with Opera Omaha; Sanctuaries with Third Angle New Music; production design for QUANDO with Heartbeat Opera, The Fall of the House of Usher and desert in with Boston Lyric Opera. Her work has been featured at LA Opera, the New World Symphony, The Adrienne Arsht Center, San Diego Opera, the Hammer Museum, Getty Villa Museum, and various theaters in Los Angeles.


As an artist, graphic designer, and animator with an emphasis on spatial composition and color narrative, Yuki aims to clarify, establish and amplify project identities through visual language, including Long Beach Opera’s 2022 vision//revision season art, title card design for Opera Philadelphia’s La voix humaine, Opera Omaha’s ONE Festival 2018-2022, and various projects in developmental stages.

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