Mitsu Salmon

Guest Teacher



Mitsu Salmon creates original performances and visual works which fuse multiple disciplines. She has presented at places such as the Chicago Cultural Center, Highways, Performance Space 122, and internationally at Hebbel Am Uffer in Berlin, London Performance Art Festival, and Urbanguild in Kyoto, Japan. She has participated in artist residencies at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei Artist Village, Guildhall, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and Oxbow.  Salmon received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014. In 2005 she graduated from NYU. She was a member of the Butoh company, Ima Tenko and Kiraza, in Kyoto from 2008 to 2010. She has taught at Brandeis University, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Weber State University. She has led Butoh workshops nationally and internationally in places such as Taiwan, Japan, England, Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles. She has been awarded the best collaborative multi-disciplinary performance by Newcity, Chicago City Grant, Midwest Nexus Touring Grant, Chicago Dancemaker’s Forum Grant, and Utah Performing Arts Fellowship.


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