Tomoko was born in Japan and moved to the United States in her early years immediately excelling in gymnastics. Moving back to Japan to complete her education she graduated from Sophia University with a bachelor’s degree in International Business and Economics. During these years she became a core member of the university’s dance programme, then post-graduation established a modern dance group where she continued dancing, choreographing and producing annual theatre performances.
On moving to Hong Kong in 2008 Tomoko took an opportunity to teach Jazz, Modern Jazz, Ballet and Zumba which led her to start an independent dance school for adults and children, Smyle.
Combining her structure of gymnastic training with fluid dance movements and artistic freedom is Tomoko’s goal in teaching. Her love of choreography can be seen through her lessons and various performances.