Mari Osanai was born in Aomori, Japan; trained in Classical Ballet, Noguchi Gymnastics, Yoga, Tai Chi and Hip Hop. The philosophy and practice of Noguchi Gymnastics has had a strong influence on her creations; her unique movements are realized through interweaving these diverse techniques. She has performed in Japan, Canada and the USA.
“She is simply breathtaking, possessing a supple body that seems to have no spine, yet is anchored on a steel spike of consummate control. She is inspired by the natural elements, and her slow, methodical, yet radiantly beautiful explorations of physicality take her dance to a higher plane”