Mariko is a dancer, collaborator, and educator, originally from the San Francisco Bay Area*. She is a recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellow and is currently pursuing her MFA at the University of Iowa. Her current research consists of Dance Activism, Eco-Somatics, Screendance, and Contemporary Dance Studies. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts and Liberal Studies from Saint Mary's College of California.


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

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