Jonathan Brad Breiten received his MA in the department of Asian Languages and Civilizations in 2016. His research interests include Movement – Dance, theater, performance and body language. Brad graduated with a B.A. in Japanese Studies and Spanish Studies from the State University of New York at Albany. Outside of school Brad participates in the local Latin ballroom and ultimate frisbee scenes. He intends to pursue his research interests in dance and dance culture in Japan from dance as religious expression to present day styles of street performance such as break, pop and lock.