Tell us a bit about your profession. How did you come to dancing?
I am a professional dancer, choreographer & teacher. Dancing and performing naturally came to me since I was a little girl. I always wanted to show off my movements and something I created to my friends. On the other hand, I was extremely shy when it came to performing on stage.
What kind of dancing do you do?
I trained in many styles of dancing, but I teach Heels, Contemporary and HipHop.
If you weren’t dancing, what career would you pursue?
If I can choose regardless of talent, I would love to be a musician. A drummer or pianist.
Have you got any role models in the industry? Or role models in general?
Michael Jackson & my mom.
What would be your dream assignment? Who would you love to dance for or with?
Performing at the Super Bowl half time show! This is something I haven’t accomplished in my career and it’s been a dream ever since I became a professional dancer in the US.
Let’s talk about LA. Did you grow up here? If not, why did you move to LA?
I grew up in Tokyo, Japan. I moved to LA in 2013 to expand my dance career since LA is the biggest scene for commercial dance industry in the world.
Which is your favourite neighbourhood in LA?
I love Malibu.
What is it that you like most about the LA lifestyle and the people?
There are so many talented and extraordinary people in LA. Very inspiring. Also, I love LA because you have the city, the ocean, mountains, the desert and all are right next to each other.