Kento Mori (March 3, 1985-) is one of the most successful professional dancers / choreographers in the world.

He has worked with many US top artists including MadonnaUsherChris Brown, Ne-YoCiara and Chaka Kahn as well as he has choreographed for many Japanese biggest artists such as SMAP and AKB48. He has also choreographed for commercials including TOYOTA and Canon.

Born and raised in Nagoya, Japan, Kento started dancing when he was 18 years old. He moved to Los Angels in 2006 with his biggest dream of dancing with Michael Jackson.

In 2008, he was selected as one of the principal dancers for Madonna' World Tour "Sticky & Sweet Tour", which is the #1 Biggest Grossing Tour in history for a solo artist.

In 2009, he auditioned and made it into the “THIS IS IT” tour, however, he was double booked because he had signed with Madonna a week prior, who later asked him to do MJ tribute as MJ impersonator as part of her tour. 

Between 2010 and 2013, Kento worked as one of Chris Brown's principal dancers and toured the world again. In the meanwhile, he also worked with other top artists such as Ne-Yo and Ciara.

In 2011, Kento choreographed and played Michael in a huge tribute show in Tokyo, which filled 55,000 seats per night and had guest appearances from MJ’s choreographer Travis Payne as well as several members of the Jackson 5. Many of MJ’s family members including his mother who traveled to Japan to watch the show.

In 2014, Kento has performed as one of the principal dancers for the Michael Jackson's new released Album "Xscape"'s promotional shows/music video including a show at the Billboard Awards 2014 with Usher.

in 2014 and 2015 Kento was touring for Usher's World Tour  "UR Experience" as his principal dancer.


  • March 3 - Born in Japan


  • Moved to Los Angeles, US


  • Started professional career as a dancer
  • Signed to an US Talent Agent


  • Obtained Artist Visa. (One and half years after moving to LA.)
  • Performance at NBA Half Time Show
  • Madonna World Tour "Sticky & Sweet Tour" - Auditioned and was selected as one of the principal dancers and performed all over the world.
  • April 15 - Auditioned and was Selected by Michael Jackson himself as one of his principal dancers for his concert, "THIS IS IT". However, at that time, he was already under new contract with Madonna for her upcoming tour. Therefore, he gave up the chance to realize his biggest dream; to dance with Michael Jackson on the same stage, wishing that there would be a second chance. However, on June 25, the King of Pop, Michael Jackson passed away. 
  • July 4 - Tribute to Michael Jackson on Madonna's concert stage at O2 Arena, London. 
  • After 3 and half years of moving to US, obtained Greencard as the first male Hip Hop dancer, ever.
  • Music Video of Madonna, Chris Brown, The Game.
  • Pepsi Commercial.
  • Michael Jackson Tribute Tour - Second World Tour


  • As being principal dancer of Chaka Kahn.
  • Music Viedos of world top artists such as Ne-Yo, Toni Braxton.
  • Started appearing on Japanese TV shows and getting recognized in Japan. 
  • At age of 25, published his autobiographical book "DREAM&LOVE" by Fusosha (→Amazon)


  • Became one of the four principal male dancers of the Pop star, Chris Brown.
  • December 13, 14 - Michael Jackson Tribute Live at Yoyogi Stadium in Japan; full produce, choreography and main act of the first stage.
  • By this time, performed across 5 continents, 47 countries and over 200 main cities over all the world. 


  • In Japan, commercials of PARCO Grand Sale, PARCO「LOVE HUMAN」, JSDA(Japan Street Dance Association) and Takarakuji Lottery.
  • The First Solo Live Concert "DREAM&LOVE" 
  • Total produce of ”Dance Koushien (competition)" program in "24 hours TV" show.
  • Started choreographing for Austin Brown, who is Michael Jackson's nephew, as well as for Japanese and Korean artists.


  • Becoming the center of public attention in the dance world and the most irreplaceable dance artist, Kento was offered an exclusive dancer contract by five artists Chris Brown, Cirque du Soleil, Ne-Yo, Ciara, Austin Brown at same time.
  • So far, performed and shared the stage with so many artists including Justin Timberlake, Nikki Minaje, Busta Rhymes, Timbaland, Lil' Wayne, The Game, Pharell Williams, David Getta, T Pain, Ludacris, Tyga, Sean Kingston, Eitgh Food, Kelly Rowland, Cassidy, Toni Braxton.
  • August 1, dedicated dance at the Ise Grand Shrine (伊勢神宮)
  •  the first time in the history that a contemporary dance was selected for the dedication ceremony which takes place only once in every 20 years. (This was a significant event becasuse, in particular, it was the first year in the history that the "dedication of the new shrine" for both of the two Japanese most significant shrines: Ise Grand Shrine and Izumo-Taisha, took place.)
  • Direction, Choreography, Collaboration and Performance with Japanese top artists such as SMAP、Tomohisa Yamashita (山下智久)、Ketsumeishi (ケツメイシ)、Mariko Shinoda (篠田麻里子; Former group member of AKB48)
  • Collaboration Concert with Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Canon iVIS mini Web commercial. Choreography for [Kento Mori Version PV], 
  • the 64th NHK TV program Kōhaku Uta Gassen - SMAP "JOY!!" choreography, direction and performance.


  • February, Takarazuka (宝塚歌劇団)100 Years Memorial Stage "Mugen (夢眩)" partial choreography.
  • February, Choreography for TOYOTA Carolla "TOYOTOWN" commercial.
  • February, Nick Cannon PV - "Looking for a Dream" Performance.
  • February 21, Canon iVIS mini Web commercial. Featured and Choreography for [King of Yattemita (just try!) Dance Section Grand Prize PV 
  • February 22 (Nagoya, Japan), TED X Nayabashi Guest Speaker.
  • March 30 ("Ryōgoku Kokugikan"Toyko), Chihara Jr. 40th Birthday Anniversary LIVE: Choreography, Direction, Peroformance Collaboration.
  • May 2 (Los Angeles), iHeart Radio Awards 2014 Performed Michael Jackson's New Release, "Love Never Felt So Good" with Usher.
  • May 12, the Voice; Usher's new released song, "Good Kisser"
  • May 18, Billboard Awards 2014; promotional show for Michael Jackson's new released Album "Xscape" as one of the performers.
  • June 29, BET Awards 2014; Usher Medley Performance
  • August, Usher ft. Nicki Minaj PV - "She Came to Give it to You" Performance