Saori Ishimaru

ARAD RAD RTS, AISTD, ISTD Associate Modern, National Diploma in Dance, Diploma in Dance teaching.

Saori began her dance training in Hyougo Ken, Japan. In 1994 she was asked to perform with the Australian Ballet Company during their season of Coppelia. In 1997 she was accepted into the Hammond School of Dance England where she gained a National Diploma in dance and completed her AISTD teacher training.

She then went on to dance with the Vienna Festival Ballet Company touring throughout England with ballets such as Swan lake, Coppelia, Sleeping Beauty, Rhapsody in Blue, La Sylphide, Cinderella from 2000- 2004. During this time she completed a Diploma in Dance Teaching specialising in Ballet at the British Ballet Organisation Headquarters London where she taught with Miss Emma until returning to Japan.