Fumi is a Japanese improviser, dancer and choreographer. Her interests are in small emotions, feelings, thoughts or our inner condition, things that might not manifest in our daily life. These emotions, feelings or thoughts, however, definitely make us who we are and Fumi believes that they often come out in our movements.
Fumi started modern ballet when she was 9 years old, and studied at Laban Centre, London in 2001-2002. Between 2006 and 2007, she received a scholarship, the Overseas Study Programme for Artists, given by the Japanese government, which made it possible for her to research Candoco Foundation course while helping its students as a body-conditioning instructor. From 2008 to 2009, Fumi worked as one of Aki Kawashita’s assistants for inclusive dance improvisation workshops and performances while working as a Pilates instructor. In 2010-2011 she completed MA Choreography at Middlesex University, London. She also has a BA (History) at Yokohama City University and an MA (History) at Meiji University.