Mariko is a dancer, collaborator, and educator, originally from the San Francisco Bay Area*. She is a recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellow. She holds an MFA from the University of Iowa, and a BA in Performing Arts and Liberal Studies from Saint Mary's College LEAP. Her research consists of Eco-Somatics, Screendance, Ballet pedagogy, and Contemporary Dance Studies.


*written in acknowledgment of the ancestral territory of Ramaytush Ohlone (SF) and the Miwok, Yokuts, Patwin, and other Ohlone (Greater Bay Area).