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Mio Sakamoto

Dance Artist

Mio Sakamoto is a Toronto based performer, choreographer and dance educator originally from Japan. She is also a founder and Co-Lead Member of MillO Dance Projects since 2020. 

Over the past few years, she has performed (selected) Crépuscule by Marie-Josée Chartier at dance: made in canada/fait au canada, October Sky by Paul-André Fortier at Nuit Blanche, Mani.Deux by Northfoot Movement at Fall For Dance North, TouchX and I am the Child of… by Kaeja d’Dance at Harbourfront Theatre Centre as part of Torque International Contemporary Dance Series 2022. Most recently, she performed Miigis: Underwater Panther by Red Sky Performance which was premiered at Canadian Stage in 2023. 

Sakamoto’s choreographic work (selected), Submerge, Lucid Space (dance film), Systematic, Oblivious or Naive, and Cater To You, were presented in Canada, Brazil, Slovenia, Germany and Japan. She was also Kaeja Elevation Choreography Assistant for the Wendy & Peter Pan production of the Stratford Festival in 2019/2020.

In 2020, she received the RBC Newcomer Arts Award by Neighbourhood Arts Network – Toronto Arts Foundation. In 2021, she was selected for the first year-long Artist in Residence of Kaeja d’Dance.

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