"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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Free Japanese Dance Workshop for Children

子供の為の無料日本舞踊ワークショップ 参加者募集

日:11月25日 午後3時―4時
場所:天理文化協会43A West 13th Street, NYC
(定員締め切りの場合 12月3日土曜日午後3時のクラス編成可能)

sachiyoito@verizon.net (212-627-0265)


Children between 6-12 years old are all welcome. Have fun with a dance fan!

Information and Registration: sachiyoito@verizon.net  (212-627-0265)
Preregistration by 11/22 is required.
(If Registration is full, a class on alternative date, 12/3 at 3pm can be arranged.)


Japanese Classical Dance Performance at NY Public Library – Queens Flushing Center

Sachiyo Ito and Company will present exquisitely beautiful and elegant Japanese classical dances including 19th century Kabuki dance. A work choreographed by Sachiyo Ito in classical dance style will also be presented.



Sakura Matsuri 2016

Photos from this event have been added to the Photo Gallery.

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New Year Dance 2016

Photos from this event have been added to the Photo Gallery.

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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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