Researcher in the field of dance. Graduated from the University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies (Culture and Representation). Ph.D. (Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies). She is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Body Expression and Cinematic Arts, College of Contemporary Psychology, Rikkyo University (fixed term) and a research fellow at The Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University. Her research focuses on Butoh and contemporary dance, with a particular focus on Kazuo Ohno. She is the co-author of The Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance (2019). In addition to her research activities, she has contributed to theatre reviews such as Theatre Arts, Dance Work, artissue as well as other publications. She has also worked as a dramaturg and performer in theatre company SYAKE-SPEARE and other productions.