Kana began her ballet training at Reiko Yamamoto Ballet School in Japan. She furthered her training at Elmhurst School for Dance, which is in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet, in UK. While at the Elmhurst, she danced in Peter Wright’s Coppélia as Swanilda, Frederick Ashton’s Rhapsody pas de deux, and the pas de quatre from Swan Lake. She also won the 1st prize at the All Japan Ballet Competition sponsored by Tokyo Newspaper and Saitama All Japan Ballet Competition in 2008 and 2009 respectively.

Kana then joined the Atlantic City Ballet from 2011 to 2015, where she performed in various productions including principal roles in The Nutcracker, Dracula, Carmen and Sleeping Beauty. She returned to Japan in 2015 and joined the Reiko Yamamoto Ballet Company and has performed in many classical and contemporary pieces.


Kana joined Singapore Dance Theatre as an Artist in October 2016. Kana was promoted to Demi-Soloist in January 2020 and Soloist in January 2022. Her repertoire highlights include the principal roles of Kitri in Don Quixote (2023) and Odette / Odile in Swan Lake (2019), Dew Drop and Snow Queen in The Nutcracker (2022), Swanilda’s friends in Coppélia (2022), Juliet’s friends in Romeo and Juliet (2020),  Fairy of the songs in Sleeping Beauty (2018) She has also performed in Giselle, Peter & Blue’s series, Paquita, The Four Temperaments, Theme and Variations, Serenade, 13th Heaven, Opus 25, Age of innocence, Unexpected B, Linea Adora, Protecting Vell, SYNC, ZIN!, Purcell Pieces, Unknown Territory,  Momentum, Glow of the Night, Schubert Symphony, Variation Serieuses,  4seasons, Quiver, Without you, The third reset, Faux contact and After Happy Ever.

Kana was promoted to Demi-Soloist in January 2020 and Soloist in January 2022.