Maki graduated from the Kobe College Music Department with a B.A. in Dance. While in college, she studied classical ballet (the Graham Technique), and also began to study Pilates and anatomy. After graduating from college, she received her STOTT PILATES® Full Certification and is currently working as an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™ specializing in STOTT PILATES at the Licensed Training Center Bcube in Osaka, Japan. With her passion for dance, Maki loves to incorporate elements of dance performance into her lessons which has enabled her to share her knowledge with students when teaching at the Takarazuka Musical Academy.