Mariko is a NY-based clown and physical
comedian. A 2019 Bindlestiff First of May Award
She has also been awarded the Syracuse Area Live Theater award for her role as SNOOPY
in the RedHouse Theater production of A Charlie Brown Christmas.
Mariko spent about four years delighting crowds nationwide as a clown for the world- renowned Ringling Brothers Circus. She continues to perform in theater, orchestra or music live , children’s event etc..both New York and Tokyo, creating original featurettes melding classical tap, juggling and slapstick comedy. She hopes to spread the joy of circus art and vaudeville to contemporary audiences of all ages.