Sakurako Awano

The Moving Beauty Series + Williamsburg Movement & Arts Center present:

The Co-Op

4 Choreographers plus 6 Dancers brought together to create 1 spectacular show.

Premieres: April 15th – 17th, 2016. 8 PM

Williamsburg Movement & Arts Center. 347 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY. 11211

Sakurako Awano

Sakurako Awano was born in Hiroshima, Japan, where she began her ballet training at the age of four at Ishihara Ballet Academy. Before coming to Boston, she studied Graham Technique with Takako Asakawa, and modern dance with Ko Yukihiro. She graduated magna cum laude from The Boston Conservatory BFA Dance program under the direction of Cathy Young. While studying at The Boston Conservatory, Sakurako had the privilege to perform works choreographed by Dwight Rhoden, Darrell Moultire, Adam Barruch, Daniel Pelzig, Omar Currum/Claudia Lavista, and many others. She was also given the honer of receiving the Nikolais/Louis Dance Scholarship, the Boston Conservatory Scholarship, and the Hiroshima Arts Scholarship. She performed the work by Adam Barrach at The Kennedy Center for American College Dance Festival National Gala. After graduation, Sakurako moved to New York City to continue performing, creating, and sharing her love of dance. She has worked with The Francesca Harper Project, LaneCoArts, XAOC Contemporary Ballet, Of Bones Dance, and Juan Michael Porter ll, the director of The Moving Beauty Series. Sakurako is very excited to work with Co-Op.


Dancers in Individual Variations from WMAAC on Vimeo.