Nao works as lighting designer, and lighting tutor for Postgraduate students in Theatre and Performance Department, overseeing and supporting student’s projects both conceptually and technically.
She works part time at Goldsmiths and is also a freelancer.
Nao has worked extensively with many theatre companies and venues including Curious International, Kazuko Hohki, Ensemble Theatre Company, Bryony Kimmings, Split Britches, Mamoru Iriguchi, Duckie, London Bubble, SPILL Festival, Chelsea Theatre, LABAN, Barbican, BAC, CPT, Tate Modern and Serpentine Gallery as lighting designer/re-lighter/technical role. She has wide experience in national and international touring across a wide range of performance genres including theatre, dance, opera, film and music. She started working at Goldsmiths in 2009.
Nao is also a member of a Japanese performance group called Frank Chickens and has won the Foster’s “Comedy God” award in 2010.