"Sachiyo Ito, an expressive and powerful performer, is, at the same time, touchingly delicate."

The Village Voice

“Ito has achieved mastery of [traditional] forms, absorbing the necessary discipline and techniques. Ito was a model of control and refinement.”

Dance Magazine

"Miss Ito appeared to mix styles, combining Japanese formality with the fluidity of western modern dance. Movements were delicate and it seemed as if Miss Ito were about to dissolve into mist with each step."

The New York Times

"Sachiyo Ito is a graceful dancer/choreographer/teacher of quiet power."

Attitude Winter 2002

"Sachiyo Ito has a rare understanding of the culture of her country, and she is able to intrigue and enchant with her knowledge and her artistry"

Dance Perspectives

In 2011 our dance company, Sachiyo Ito & Company celebrated over 30 years of Dedication to Promoting and Exploring Japanese Arts and Culture.

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All of us at Sachiyo Ito and Company/Dancejapan wish you peace, good health and joy in the New Year!
In 2017, thanks to your enduring support, we were able to celebrate a milestone, our 60th program of the Salon Series, as well as offering community services such as Free Japanese Dance Workshop for Children at libraries and schools, and Free Japanese Dance Performances at geriatric centers throughout boroughs of the City of New York.

The Salon Series 20th Season

In 2018, the Salon Series, our on-going program on performing arts of Japan, will be in its 20th Year Season. A dialogue between artists and audience follows each program, providing further insights into art and culture, bridging the cultural differences beyond boundaries of ethnicity. With world class guest artists and speakers, the program has artistically and intellectually educated and inspired NY audiences.

The following series are planned under the theme of “Looking to Future Generations for Japanese Traditional Performing Arts”. I hope you can enjoy these programs on Sunday afternoons with us.

  • Salon Series No. 61 “Japanese Dance and Experimental Workshop and Forum for the Very Young” on March 11
  • Salon Series No. 62 “Traditional Japanese Theater and Dance in Contemporary Performing Arts” on June 10
  • Salon Series No. 63 ”Expression in Traditional and Contemporary Japanese Dance” on October 21

In our mission as an NPO, we will continue to serve our New York community. Your tax-deductible donation is greatly appreciated and will help us fulfill our mission and achieve our aspirations. Donations may be made here:  MAKE A DONATION.

Again, wishing you a wonderful New Year!

Sachiyo Ito
Artistic Director
Ruth Abrahams
Chair, Board of Directors
Wed, Jan 3, 2018
Sachiyo Ito & Company Studio in Chelsea
405 West 23rd Street #4G, New York, NY 10011
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日時:1月5日金曜日 午後4時集合45分レッスン

場所: Sachiyo Ito and Company Studio in Chelsea, NYC



申し込み締め切り: 1月3日




Special New Year Gift to Children (Otoshi-dama)

Children between 5-10 years old are all welcome.

Have fun expressing beauty of flowers with a dance fan!

Date: January 5, 2018, Friday at 4pm (check-in at 4pm, 45 minute lesson)

Place: Sachiyo Ito & Company Studio in Chelsea, Manhattan

Registration deadline: January 3, 2018

Information and Registration: sachiyoitoandcompany@gmail.com 0r call 212-627-0265      

Sachiyo Ito & Company 405 West 23rd Street #4G, New York, NY 10011


Sat, Apr 28, 2018
 – Sun, Apr 29, 2018
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, NY
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Join us for our 37th appearance at Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s 37th Annual Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival on April 28 & 29.

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“Sachiyo Ito & Co. brings classical dance to Japanese Festival”
By Sarah Bryan Miller | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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We wanted to share some comments from guests attending the Salon Series #49: Ma and Breathing in Dance and Healing

Ma means space. Ma means nothing. Ma means breath. Sachiyo Ito began her 49th Salon explaining breath techniques used by Kabuki actors to transmit emotions to the audience. After warmly encouraging her Salon audience to inhale, smile, exhale and smile, Ito effectively demonstrated the vital energy areas of the body: hara – lower abdomen, diaphragm and throat…

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Report from the Anniversary ConcertAyame
The 30th Anniversary Concert was held on October 23. 2011 at Ailey Citigroup Theater in New York City.  Dances in the program included classical, and contemporary works choreographed by Sachiyo Ito.

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“Sachiyo Ito and Company Day” in the City of New York!


The Office of the Mayor has officially proclaimed October 23. 2011 as  “Sachiyo Ito and Company Day” in the city of New York.  [view proclamation]. The proclamation was presented to Sachiyo Ito and Company by the Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg at the Anniversary concert.

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