Hello friends, thank you for stopping by!
I am a professional Tribal Style Belly Dance artist, yoga and fitness instructor based in the San Francisco, San Jose Bay Area. Since 2000 when I was first introduced to bellydancing, I’ve been hooked and learned as much as I could through videos and DVDs while still living in Japan. Although I would consider myself an excellent student, I eventually needed to learn from the masters. So in 2007 I packed my dreams, determination and a bit of belongings into two suit cases and moved to San Francisco Bay Area, the mecca of Tribal Bellydance to study with the luminaries of this art form. Subsequently, I have taught and performed all over the US and in over 20 different countries. You can see some of my local and international performances on YouTube.
Now I live in East Palo Alto where I perform locally and teach in local gyms and out of my lovely home studio. One of the greatest gifts dance affords all of us is a chance to connect. I love turning a room full of spectators into participants. I love sharing my passion with my hardworking students and seeing them not only improve their dance techniques but also gain confidence and a growing love for the dance. Going forward I will continue sharing my passion and continue connecting with the local community through eventsclasses, and performances.

Kae’s Certifications & Training:
AFAA Japan, Group Fitness Instructor
Morigami Yoga Academy, Certified Instructor
FatChanceBellyDance®, Emeritus & American Tribal Style® Certified Teacher
Krysalis Invocation, Certified
Karysalis Expansion, Certified
Salimpour School™, Suhaila Format Lev. 1 Certified
Salimpour School™, Jamila Format Lev. 1 ..in process..
Raqs Flow, Lev. 1 Certified
Integrated Dance, Certified Instructor
Functional Range Conditioning, ..in process..

2000年アメリカ留学中に初めてベリーダンスに触れて以来、その独特な美しい動きに魅了され続けています。日本ではほぼ独学でトレーニングを続けていましたが限界を感じ、2007年にトライバルベリーダンスのメッカでそのパイオニア達に直接学びたいと意を決して、ここサンフランシスコに移住をし、本格的にダンスの修行を始めました。その中でもATSの本家キャロリーナ(Carolena Nericcio)から直にそのスタイルを学び、2年という異例のスピードで日本人初のプロカンパニーFatChanceBellyDance入りを果たし、2015年末にオリジナルトゥループが解散するまで7年間ATSのトップダンサー達と一緒に仕事をすることができた事は今でも誇りに思っています。
2013年には、ベリーダンススーパースターズKami Liddleから彼女の率いるコンテンポラリーフュージョンベリーダンスカンパニーGold Star Dance Companyのプリンシパルダンサーとして招待を受け、アメリカ西海岸を中心に現在も活動を続けています。