Kana Kubota (Bio)

Last updated: 08/22/14
Kana is a certified Yoga teacher (Yogaworks) and Yoga Alliance registered (RYT500).
Consider her yoga class for your wellness and life transformation as well as to make your dance more organic.
Flexibility and strength is necessary for expressive and
graceful dancing as well as for your wellbeing.
Create a body that can dance with new level of self-awareness.
Prevent injury and prolong your dance life without pain.

Founder & Director of Jonan Music & Dance School in Fukuoka, Japan.
Originally from Japan, Kana Kubota came to NYC
to continue her graduate studies in music.
Kana received Master's Degree in Music Education at
Teachers College of Columbia University.

Kana's love and passion for music and dance took her to
training in musical theater, tap dancing, ballet, and ballroom dancing.

Kana Kubota has completed Teacher Training 500 hours at Yogaworks New York. RYT-500
She has also completed Baby Om Teacher Training (Yoga for babies and postnatal moms).
In addition to teaching Yoga privately in Manhattan, NY, and group classes at Namaste Yoga Center (371 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY). Kana also teaches
group classes at Casa Vinyasa (Edgewater, NJ), Ojas Center (Edgewater, NJ,
Power Martial Arts (Fort Lee, NJ).
She has taught yoga at Aiki Farms (Aikido Dojo + Organic Farm) in CT and lulu lemon (paramus, NJ)

Kana Kubota was trained in ballroom by
top level competitors and champions, including
Sandra Cameron, Bill Davis, Jonathan Wilkins,
Steven Dougherty, Clive Philips,
and a remarkable choreographer Peter DiFalco
After competing ballroom for years, Kana Kubota fell in love with
Argentine Tango
Following Daniel Trenner's teachers training, she went to
Beunos Aires and attended professional seminar with
Osvaldo Zotto & Lorina Ermocida.
Kana Kubota continued intensive study in NYC
with Diego DiFalco & Carolina Zokalski.
Kana Kubota also studied with legendary Carlos Gavito.
Many tango masters influenced and inspired Kana's dancing and
teaching deeply include Nito & Elba,
Fernanda Ghi & Guillermo Merlo,
Gustavo Naveira & Giselle Ann,
Fabian Salas & Carolina del Rivero,
Alex Krebs, Lucianna Valle,
Julio Balmaseda y Corina de la Rosa,
Thomas Howlin, Antonio Cervila Junior, Pabro Veron
and, Melina Sedo & Detlef Engel

Kana is also a musician who has taught
(piano, voice, music theory) and performed extensively,
and loves to teach dancing for musicians.
Dance lessons for musicians by a musician/dancer
has been well received by numerous professional musicians.

Kana specializes in:
Argentine Tango, (social, performance, choreography)
Strong Emphasis on lead & follow, musicality,
navigation skills on the floor, for beginners.
Solid foundation and technique, extensive training
for intermediate through advanced,
devoted dancers.

Ballroom (Foxtrot, Waltz, Quickstep, etc.)
Kana is highly trained in
International Sytle Competitive Ballroom.
However she extends her teaching to:
Beginners to advanced, and competitors.
Wedding couples (preparation for your first dance),
Crash Course: Quick and fun lessons (Salsa, Swing, etc.),
before upcoming parties (Salsa, Swing), vacation, cruise, etc.

Kana Kubota has taught at Harvard Tango Club (MA), Dance New York (NYC),
New York Athletic Club(NYC), Greenwich House Music Schol (NYC),
Rivertown Art Council (NY), Steps (NYC), Stevens' Institute of Technology (NJ),
Kean University (NJ), Vassar College (NJ), Narragansett Towers (RI),
East Greenwich High School (RI), Central Falls High School (RI),
Middeltown High School (RI), DanceSport (formerly USABDA) events, and
Japanese American Association (NYC), and Hartford Tango Intention (CT),
Safira's Center of World Dance (KA), and many other institutions.

She and her partners are available for performance,
classes (at corporate or private parties, fund raising, special events),
choreography, and workshops
Kana Kubota has also taught and performed at La Boca,
NYC Tango Festival every year since 2002 through 2009.

Kana Kubota and her partners have performed at
Rainbow Room, New York Athletic Club, Fordahm University,
La Boca, Marc Ballroom, (NY), NYU (NY), Japan Society (NY),
Steven Institute of Technology,
Bergen Community College Foundation (NJ),
Philladelphia Tango Society (PA), East Lyme Community Center (CT),
East Greenwich High School, Belcourt Castle, Narragansett Towers (RI),
Safira's Center of World Dance (KS), Yale University (CT),
Goerge Kent Performance Hall & Katharine Hepburn Theater (Salt Marsh Opera, CT)
Yale University & Whitney Center (CT) with Yale Tango Orchestra
and various cultural events, including NYC Tango Festivals (2002-2009).

Kana Kubota
Tel: 347-852-1557
E-mail: dancingkana@gmail.com

160 West End Ave. #30L
New York, NY 10023