Mio Sakamoto is a Toronto based performer, choreographer, and certified Kaeja Elevation teacher originally from Japan. Sakamoto graduated from The School of Toronto Dance Theatre in 2017. In 2018, she trained at B12 Festival and Nuova Officinal Della Danza. Over the past few years, she has performed (selected) Crépuscule by Marie-Josée Chartier, October Sky by Paul-André Fortier, XTOD – SOLO DANCE XCHANGE for Xtraordinary Japan Tour by Kaeja d’Dance, and Mani.Deux by Northfoot Movement for its premier at Fall for Dance North in 2019. Sakamoto’s choreographic work, Where Do We Go? (dance film), Systematic, Oblivious or Naive, You Don’t Own Me, and Cater To You, were performed in Canada and Japan. She was also Kaeja Elevation Choreography Assistant for the Wendy & Peter Pan production of the Stratford Festival in 2019/2020. In 2020, she was selected to receive the RBC Newcomer Arts Award by Neighbourhood Arts Network – Toronto Arts Foundation. In 2021, she was selected for the first year-long Artist in Residence of Kaeja d’Dance.
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