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I have been performing onstage since I was five. I began in musical reviews and music hall, extended into other theatre styles through my training and professional career, and now concentrate on experimental theatre, interdisciplinary work, and intercultural performance practice. I lived and worked in Tokyo, Japan for years, and specialize in the study and performance of noh and nihon buyoh, the creation of performances using these forms and aesthetics, and in directing contemporary Asian scripts. I have taught acting and dance at post secondary and professional levels, co-translated scripts, and provided voices for everything from animation to The Iron Chef. I am also the Artistic Director of TomoeArts, a Vancouver-based dance/theatre company. I believe in the magic of live performance and that human beings need metaphor, image and story to live fully.