MASAO is the founder of the dance company MO-BLOW. He is a choreographer and concert stage director for other artists such as w-inds., Tachibana Keita, Koda Kumi, and Super Junior. He is also a hip hop instructor at DANCE WORKS.
MASAO attended Asia University of Japan's School of Law. He and his colleagues would meet up to dance and formed a circle called M.D.CREW. During the summer vacation of his second year, he went on a tour as a back dancer, and while studying he would do dance work such as performing in several artists' PVs. Afterwards, he formed the NEO M.D.CREW with members he did not know from university.
When he graduated, he told his parents—in dogeza position—that he wanted to continue dancing. For about two years, MASAO worked at a courier service and attended lessons or events in the evenings, before leaving for New York with the money he had saved up. When he came back to Japan, his work as a dancer increased and he quit his part-time job.
Around 2000, MASAO began receiving more offers for choreography work. He started only doing stage positioning, but eventually worked his way up to handling the overall production of many live performances at a time.
Groups in ChargeEdit
- The Middle Management ~Josei Chuukan Kanrishoku~
- Onna to Otoko Forever
- Jounetsu Ecstasy
- Digitalic→0 (LOVE)
- Yokaze no Message
- Naze Hito wa Arasoun Darou?
- Summer Wind
- Jinsei wa STEP!
- Mugen Climax
- Ai wa Maru de Seidenki
- To Tomorrow
- ℃-ute Concert Tour 2015 Aki ~℃an't STOP!!~
- ℃-ute Concert Tour 2016 Haru ~℃ONCERTO~
- ℃-ute 12 Nenme Totsunyuu Kinen ~℃-Fes! Part 1 9gatsu 5ka mo ℃-ute no Hi at Nippon Budokan~ (Staging)
- ℃-ute Concert Tour 2016 Aki ~℃OMPASS~
- ℃-ute Shinshun Concert 2017 ~℃OMPASS~
- ℃-ute Concert Tour 2017 Haru ~℃elebration~
- ℃-ute Last Concert in Saitama Super Arena ~Thank you team℃-ute~
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "MASAO先生のプロフィール" (in Japanese). DANCE WORKS.
- ↑ "ABOUT M.O.B." (in Japanese). MO-BLOW.
- ↑ "モー娘。'16/アンジュルム新曲MV公開！J=Jツアー、モー娘。'16英語、鈴木＆野中、℃-uteダンス、浅倉ヘアアレンジ MC：中島早貴・藤井梨央【ハロ！ステ#165】" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Station (via YouTube). 2016-04-20.
- ↑ "モー娘。'16新曲MV公開！℃-uteツアー、J=Jツアー/最終日コメント、℃-uteの一般常識、℃-ute新曲ダンスレッスン！和田彩花ヘアアレンジ MC:萩原舞・金澤朋子【ハロ！ステ#193】" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Station (via YouTube). 2016-11-02.