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Yuriko Sakai

Yuriko began her ballet training in her hometown of Kyoto, Japan. She later received further training in ballet and contemporary at the
Bendedict Manniegel Ballet Academy in Germany and at the Peridance Center in New York City. She danced with various companies and
projects, including Brooklyn Ballet.
Yuriko returned to Japan in 2021 and began teaching ballet and contemporary. In addition to teaching, she choreographed and performed her own works. She is certified Dance Therapy Leader by the Japan Dance Therapy Association.
Yuriko moved to New Zealand in 2023 and is exploring various possibilities in dance. She is looking forward to sharing her experiences
and creating a supportive dance environment.