About Kana


Originally from Saitama, Japan, Kana Takahashi received her early training with ballet, and danced for the Ryuko Arima Ballet company of Kyoto and Ballet Chambreouest of Tokyo. Later her interest in dance shifted to Theater/Jazz dance trained by Akiko Yanagi. Kana performed for dance concerts include the numbers from West Side StoryDancin', and Kiss Me Kate, opera, The Magic Flute, and also appeared on television, Kōhaku Uta Gassen by NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation).


After graduating high school, she moved to the US where she has trained in a variety of dance styles including Horton, Graham, West African, Tap, Hip-Hop, and Salsa, and received a Certificate of Dance at The Alvin Ailey School in New York. 


She has performed for Alden Moves Dance Theatre, Vangeline Theater/New York Butoh Institute, Buglisi Dance Theatre, Azul Dance Theatre, Gil Kuno's Six String Sonics, The, Multicultural Sonic Evolution (MuSE), Surati Holi Hai at festivals and venues in Japan and the US, such as Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, The New York International Fringe Festival, Triskelion Theater, The Ailey Citigroup Theater, NHK Hall, the Tennozu Galaxy Theatre Tokyo, Theater Apple Tokyo, and The Jazz Dance Art Association of Japan.


Her musical theatre credits include: Liat in South Pacific (West Virginia Public Theatre and Midtown Arts Center) , Yvette in Miss Saigon, Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, Pippin, Oklahoma!, War+Lovers, and Unto These Hills.