SAYAKA YAMAUCHI
Apprentice

Sayaka was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Japan. She started her ballet training at the age of 6 at Keiko Inoue Ballet in Okayama, Japan. She then went on to study at the Shanghai Dance School and trained in Ballet, Character Dance and Modern Dance from 2012 to 2014. In 2014, Sayaka received a scholarship from the Ministry of Education when she enrolled in the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), she holds a Diploma in Dance. While studying at NAFA, she participated in an exchange study at the Purchase College State University of New York. In 2015, she won the silver award in the Grasse International Competition in France.

Sayaka joined Singapore Dance Theatre as a trainee in January 2018 and was promoted to apprentice in January 2019. Her repertoire includes Sleeping BeautyGiselleThe NutcrackerDon QuixoteSwan Lake and Romeo and Juliet.