Classical Ballet / Soloist
Born: Tokyo, Japan
Current Repertoire: Jiří Kylián’s Sinfonietta; George Balanchine’s Serenade and The Four Temperaments; “Walts of the Flowers” Pas de Deux and “Mirliton” in Willam Christensen’s The Nutcracker; “Fairy of Beauty” in Adam Sklute’s newly conceived and produced The Sleeping Beauty.
Training: In New York and with Inoue Ballet School in Japan
Notable Roles: Serenade, Agon, Stars & Stripes; \\\"The Sugar Plum Fairy\\\" from The Nutcracker; \\\"Medora\\\" from Le Corsaire.
Favorite Roles: Bournonville’s Napoli, The Flower Festival in Genzano and La Sylphide.
Additional Information: In 2005, Sayaka Ohtaki became a freelance performer, touring throughout Japan. She has guest appeared with Komaki Ballet, Japan Ballet Association, and Piccolo Ballet, dancing Principal roles in Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Giselle, Paquita, Le Corsaire, La Sylphide, Napoli, and Don Quixote. In 2007, Ohtaki was invited to perform with the National Theatre of Ulan-Bator, Mongoria to celebrate diplomatic relations. She relocated to New York City in 2008 and trained with David Howard, Gelsey Kirkland, Igal Perry and Ludmila Raianova. Ohtaki has worked with contemporary dance companies such as Thang Dao Dance Company and Collective Body Dance Lab. She also models leotards for LIGNES in New York.
- Ballet West
Salt Lake City