Kimiko Tanabe grew up in Manitou Springs, Colorado and she received her BA from Colorado College in English, Creative Writing and Dance. After competing as a gymnast for eleven years, she has been working as a freelance modern dancer in Brooklyn integrating physicality and acrobatics with artistry. While at Colorado College she performed works by Patrizia-Herminjard-Smith, HIJACK, Pantera Dance, Rosangela Silvestre, and Ormao Dance Company. Kimiko loves being a part of the Gibney community where she currently works as the Marketing & Audience Services Manager.