(New York City, NY) (she/her/hers) is a Japanese American dancer and choreographer born and raised in New York. After graduating from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Purchase College, SUNY with a BFA in Dance and a BA in Arts Management. She has performed in works choreographed by Bill T. Jones, Jie-Hung Connie Shiau, Jesse Obremski, Norbert De La Cruz lll, Gregory Lau, Frederick Earl Mosley, Peter Chu, Darrell Grand Moultrie, MICHIYAYA, Merce Cunningham, Martha Graham, and more. She has received additional training at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, New York Theatre Ballet, Earl Mosley Diversity of Dance, MOVE|NYC| S.W.E.A.T, and more. As a choreographer, she has presented work at the We Belong Here: AAPI Festival, curated by Jessica Chen, as well as a split bill performance with Monica Shah, curated by Arts On Site. Her works mainly focus on the uplifting of marginalized voices and the celebration of minority groups and their cultures. This is Kanon’s first season with Nimbus Dance, and she is beyond excited to be dancing alongside such inspiring artists.