Mariko Tanabe

– Artistic Director / Consultant
– Dancer
– Choreographer
– Mentor
– Teacher

For twelve years she worked with American Modern Dance pioneer Erick Hawkins with whom she was a principal dancer, teacher and associate rehearsal director. As a guest artist she has taught at several Universities and Art Centres throughout the world including Tanzwerk in Bremen, Germany, the Duncan Centre Conservatory in Prague, the National Film Academy in Prague, the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, the Kennedy Centre in Washington, D.C., BellasArtes in Mexico City and the Musik Akademy in Dornbirn,Austria.

Her work “Narcisse en Silence” is in the permanent archives of the German Tanzfilm Institute in Bremen. In 1996 she was Assistant to the Artistic Director and Rehearsal Director or Compagnie Marie Chouinard in Montreal. She is the recipient of awards by the NAJC Endowment Fund, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, La Ville de Montreal, The Ministry of Culture and Communications of Québec. The Canadian Commission for UNESCO and The Laidlaw Foundation for her choreography.