Born in Fukui, Kohei Wakaba studied fine arts at the Kanazawa Gakuin University. Then he became a Butoh dancer of Dairakudakan Dance Company, performing as a member from 2004 to 2020. He has been seen in many plays, dance pieces, and films. From 2021 he became a freelance dancer, and was selected as the “Heaven Artist”certificated by Tokyo Capital.
His piece Those who ain’t damn nobody received 1st prize at SAI international Dance festival 2021. It was also awarded the judge prize at Choreographer’s Concert in 2021.