Mariko Kumanomido is a member of COCA’s Modern dance faculty. Mariko holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She has trained in New York City with the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance and The Alvin Ailey School. Mariko has performed with the Martha Graham Ensemble, C.Eule Dance Company and Buglisi Dance Theater. She has experience teaching with Ballet Hispanico, Perry School of Dance and The Alvin Ailey School.