Kana was born and raised on the Eastside of Seattle. She started her dance training at the Pacific Northwest Ballet at the age of 4. She then continued her dance education at Backstage Dance Studio in Bellevue, WA.
At Backstage, Kana trained as a competitive dancer in a variety of styles including: Jazz, Tap, Ballet, and Lyrical; where she placed in the upper division as both a soloist and team member. Her favorite style of dance is Tap in which she installs the same passion and technical stylings to her students. Kana serves as the Director of Operations at Crescendo as well ensuring the day to day parent-student relationship with the studio is world class.