"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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Dear Everyone,

Please join us on Thursdays July 30, and August 6, 2020 at 6pm ET for the streaming of Virtual Archive Series of Sachiyo Ito and Company. The link will be active for 24 hours.

This program will present the Classical Tale of Dojoji Temple and Dojoji 2002.

To watch, click: https://youtu.be/yuAsNnGl_sQ

Virtual Archive Series is offered for free, but if you liked the presentation, we greatly appreciate your donation to help us to continue streaming. Also, the past streaming can be viewed with your donation, please contact us through our website to request the link for viewing. To donate through PayPal, please click here.

Thank you and stay well!

Warm regards,

Artistic Director

Sachiyo Ito and Company


Happy New Year!
With heartfelt gratitude for all of your support, wishing you a joyous 2020!

From  everyone at
Sachiyo Ito and Company





Join us in April for the Cherry Blossom Festival in:
Washington D.C., NJ, and Brooklyn, NY


With all good wishes,

Sachiyo Ito
Artistic Director
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Dear Friend:

    Thank you for your support of Sachiyo Ito and Company over the years. Your assistance and encouragement have enabled us to continue to create bridges between the peoples of NY, the USA, and Japan by promoting Japanese culture through our performances and educational exchange programs.

    As a not-for–profit organization, we urgently need your 2019 end of year tax deductible donation to meet our goals in 2020.

Shiki Ending

    Our Salon Series, an ongoing program of performances and demonstrations on Japanese performing arts, will be in its 22nd year in 2020. If you attended the Salon Series, or any of our other programs, then you have experienced transcendence to a special space and time through the graceful classical Japanese dance and other beautiful and intriguing performances offered.


    Our public and community service programs scheduled for 2020 include performances at cultural institutions such as public libraries, cherry blossom festivals at National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC, at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and NJ, also free performances at geriatric centers, and free children’s dance workshops, which will be offered throughout the boroughs of New York City.

    Please visit our website at www.dancejapan.com and make a donation by clicking on “Make a Donation Today” on the right hand column of our homepage, or you can send us a check to Sachiyo Ito and Company 405 West 23rd Street suite 4G, New York, NY 10011.

    With help from loyal friends like you, the Salon Series and our cultural service programs will be possible in 2020, and we will be able to continue to share the beauty of Japanese arts and culture.

    Again, thank you for your support and please pass this message on to your family, friends, and others who may share your passion for Japanese culture and dance, cultural exchange and intercultural understanding.      

With all good wishes,
Sachiyo Ito 
Artistic Director


伊藤さちよ舞踊団はSachiyo Ito and Company 非営利法人団体として1981年の創立以来日本舞踊、文化を通してNY Community に人種を越えての理解、親善の為、ご奉仕のコミュニティサービスを提供してきました。
私達の最大の願いは慈善の公演やワ-クショップが 実り”Making Difference “ し、実際に社会、世界平和へ繋がる事です。
SIAC の運営はボランティアの方々よって支えられています。  行政の助成金、財団基金、企業や個人からの寄付金、お稽古教室の収入によって成り立っているため、寄付を随時受け付けております。

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REVIEW: 2018 Sakura Matsuri Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
[read review + view photos]

“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…

Read more about Salon Series » 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.

[read full report + view photos]

“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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