At the age of six, Naoko Brown was introduced to the world of classical ballet by Michiko Matsumoto and continued her training with Barbara Banaskowski Smith in Lansing, MI. While there, she performed with the students of the National Ballet School of Gdansk in Poland, as well as students from Vaganova Ballet School in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Brown received her B.F.A. in Dance from The Boston Conservatory. There she performed works by Daniel Pelzig, Sean Curran, Lar Lubovitch and José Limon. She also attended the Boston Ballet School Summer Dance Program, Ballet Intensive from Moscow, and was a full scholarship recipient at Summer Stages Dance in 2012.
Brown has performed with Michiko Matsumoto Ballet, Urban Nutcracker, Zoé Dance, and Contrapose Dance. She currently dances with Prometheus Dance and Jo-Mé Dance and is also a faculty member of Walnut Hill School for the Arts.