Ballerina, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Dreamer.

Ballerina and Entrepreneur Sayaka Wakita's Portrait by Leszek Januszewski

EVENTS

BallerinaBallerina of Ballett Dortmund and Harvard University Student, Sayaka Wakita shows How to Keep Fit Like a Ballerina at Theater Dortmund 脇田紗也加

How To Keep Fit Like A Ballerina

Theater Dortmund OFF STAGE • Mit Ensemblemitglied Sayaka Wakita How to keep fit like a Ballerina wendet sich an alle, die auch im Lockdown und darüber hinaus gesund und beweglich bleiben wollen. Und warum nicht ein paar Tipps von den Personen erhalten, die mit zu den Fittesten weltweit gehören? Tänzerinnen und Tänzer verbinden Kraft mit…

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Ballerina and Harvard Student Sayaka Wakita lecutres at Nagoya University of Arts バレリーナ、ハーバード大生脇田紗也加が名古屋芸術大学で講演会を開く

Lecture at the Nagoya University of Arts

Sayaka Wakita will be lecturing at the Nagoya University of Arts, Faculty of Human Development Computer technology is advancing day by day, and technology will continue to overflow in our lives. Under such circumstances, what kind of education will be needed to form a future in which the next generation of children can maximize their…

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PRESS/MEDIA

Ballerina at Ballett Dortmund of Theater Dortmund and Harvard University Student, Sayaka Wakita portrait by Lena Feuseur

Interview with the WDR Radio

Disziplin und Kreativität – im Ballett Die Tänzerin Sayaka Wakita trainiert während des Lockdowns weiter mit dem Dortmunder Ensemble. Übrige Zeit füllt sie mit einem Studium in Harvard, nebenbei lernt sie noch Programmieren. Stefan Keim hat sie getroffen. Link to WDR Website (Only available in German) By Stefan Keim Photography by Lena Feuser

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Featured in the Bild Zeitung “A Job-Life in Split”

Dortmund – Sie tanzt das Pas de Deux mit sich selbst. Sayaka Wakita (24) ist seit 2017 Ballett-Mitglied am Theater Dortmund. Ein knochenharter Fulltime-Job. Pro Tag trainiert sie bis zu acht Stunden, tanzt an den Wochenenden auf der Bühne im Opernhaus. Doch wenn die Scheinwerfer erloschen sind, ist für sie meist noch nicht Feierabend, denn:…

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Interview with the Ruhr Nachrichten

Sayaka Wakita ist es wichtig, sich frühzeitig auf eine Karriere nach der Tanzkarriere vorzubereiten. “Ich bin ein Zahlen-Typ” DORTMUND. Sie tanzt, seit sie sechs Jahre alt ist. Ihre Ballett-Karriere hat Sayaka Wakita rund um den Globus geführt. Doch was kommt, wenn sie nicht mehr tanzt? Click Here to Read (Only available in German)

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Featured in the Keizaikai-Meeting People, Connecting People

Global Success Innovation (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, President Junko Okawa), which provides educational consulting, held a lecture in Tokyo on April 14. President Okawa and Sayaka Wakita, a principal ballerina and Harvard student who is active in Europe, talked with each other.

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Sayaka Wakita is a Harvard educated ballet dancer, speaker and entrepreneur.

Sayaka Wakita, Saint Petersburg, Russia, photographed by Maria Kulchytska

Born and raised in Japan, Sayaka always knew that she would become a dancer. At age thirteen, she left Japan to follow her dreams in Toronto, Canada where she pursued professional ballet training. Today, she is a two time gold medalist, dancing for Theater Dortmund and studying economics at Harvard University’s Extension School. She has spoken at events and venues across the world and has been featured in the media such as the BBC World News, the Bild Zeitung and the Top Leaders in the Business World by the Japanese Keizaikai for her combinations in ballet, education and business.

BALLET DANCER

As a Ballet Dancer

Sayaka is currently a ballet dancer with Theater Dortmund since 2016.

As a dancer, Sayaka has danced in worldwide theaters such as the Alexandrinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg, Teatr Wielki Opera Narodowa (Polish National Ballet), the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet of Belarus, the National Yerevan Opera and Ballet Theater of Armenia, Astana Ballet Theater of Kazakhstan, Turkish State Ballet and Opera, Batumi Opera House, Yakutsk National Ballet Theater, State Opera Plovdiv in Bulgaria and Tokyo Bunka Kaikan.

Sayaka has danced as a principal ballerina with the Yerevan National Ballet of Armenia and Turkish State Opera, guest principal with the Yakutsk National Ballet of Russia and first soloist with the Astana Ballet Theater.

Her repertoire includes Alice in Mauro Bigonzetti’s “Alice”, Sugar Plum Fairy by Benjamin Millepied’s The Nutcracker, Xin Peng Wang’s Rachmaninoff/Tchaikovsky, Jacopo Godani’s Moto Perpetuo, Kitri from “Don Quixote”, Medora from “Le Corsaire”, Gamzatti and Nikiya from “La Bayadere”, Firebird from “Firebird”, The Chosen One from “Le Sacre du Printemps” and Antiope from “The Amazons.

Sayaka received gold medal at the International Ballet Competition “Tanzolymp” in Berlin 2011, gold medal at the Tokyo Ballet Competition for Youth in 2012, and the Young Artist of the Year Award in 2014 by the Toyota Cultural Foundation.

SPEAKING

Where ART, EDUCATION & BUSINESS come together.

Past Speaking Engagements

Sayaka’s passion for art, education and business has brought her to speaking engagements at the Nagoya University of Arts, Harvard Business School, The Coca-Cola Company, Harada Educational Institute, the World Economic Forum’s Regenerate Japan Tokyo Hub and the Global Success Innovation, Inc.

Audience

Sayaka seeks to inspire a wide range of audiences including students, parents, educators and entrepreneurs.

Previous Keynote Topics

-Art Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

-The Future of Work and Organizations

-Unconventional Ways to Achieving Your Dreams

-How to Shape the Future of The Next Generation

-Why Art Education is Fundamental for the 21st Century in Japan

-The Cognitive Effects of Art Education

-How One Can Achieve Creativity and Inspiration Through Logical Thinking and Creative Thinking

-The Art of Image Training and Why It Is Fundamental For Your Goals

-The Future of Universities and Education

-How to Maximize Business Potential Using Creativity

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