The Company

About Us

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.

Clients can choose from a selection of pre-designed styles and customize their piece with fabrics, colors and other options such as sleeve lengths, leg cut and trim. Yumiko also offers Ready to Wear items, specific leotard collections, and an exclusive Black Label line of design leotards.

One Dance World

We are a family company with a global identity. The story behind the Yumiko brand draws on Asian, European and American influences that have helped shape our values and give us a unique perspective. We see one dance world that is connected through a shared passion. Regardless of location, that passion remains the guiding force for dancers everywhere and is at the heart of our decision-making process. It inspires us to think outside the box, and embrace ethical business practices to meet our high standards of quality.


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. You can read more about our social and environment impact on Our Impact. 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.

Green Business Bureau Platinum Certified One Percent for the Planet Member