Kanako was born in Japan and has lived in the UK since 1997. She graduated in Performance Arts from Millennium Dance 2000, as Best Performer of the year. Recent credits include Angel George and understudy Tuptim and Lady Thiang in The King and I at the Helix, Dublin, also understudied Gigi in Miss Saigon, a UK number one tour. Kanako has also performed at the Royal Opera House in Virgin Territory, the Royal Festival Hall in The Ceremony and on ITV’s Showtime at the Stadium. Kanako is delighted to be joining the company of UK Productions’ tour of South Pacific.