Yurie Irino is a contact improvisation dancer/teacher based in Tokyo. After having practiced a Japanese martial art Shinei-Taido for some years, which made her realize that moving with others makes her feel alive, she happened to take a CI class at a university where she was studying and soon fell in love with it. She’s been practicing CI since then, fascinated by unexpected magical moments she experiences while dancing CI. She considers CI not only as a dance technique but also as something that can change how you live your life, believing it could teach you the importance of being humble, honest, and responsible for your own happiness. Yurie teaches CI in Tokyo regularly and was invited to teach in China from 2017 to 2019 and in Malaysia in 2018.