Born in Oita Prefecture in 1992, Ayaka Nakama is a dancer and choreographer based in Kobe, Japan. Nakama trained at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance (London - UK) before continuing her studies as a scholarship student at dB Academy (Kobe - JP) and receiving the Dancer Encouragement Award. She has worked with Mika Kurosawa, Reina Kimura, Toshiki Okada (chelfitsch), Contact Gonzo, among others. In 2018 she became an associate artist of Dance Box. In 2019 she premiered her work Freeway Dance.