Mariko Shimoda was born in Japan. She trained in the Nagano Ballet School and Boston Ballet School and studied at the Boston Conservatory and Codarts.
She danced with the Ballet Rox, International Dance Theater, Alba Theater, Korzo Theater and worked with choreographers such as Regina van Berkel, Paul Selwyn Norton and Krisztina de Chatel. For the last 3 seasons she has been dancing with Conny Janssen Danst.
Her class is based on RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) style influenced with contemporary dance. She emphasises on flow of movement though the space and musicality.