May 24, 2016

Sakura Oka

Sakura Oka headshot

Sakura Oka, originally from Japan, trained under Maiko Uemura at the Ecole de Ballet MU, and the Kirov Academy of Ballet on scholarship. In 2013, Sakura graduated from the Kirov Academy and joined Columbia Classical Ballet, where she became Principal Dancer, and danced for three seasons. She has received numerous important ballet awards including the Varna International Competition 2014 Semi Finalist, Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition Silver Medal 2013, ADC IBC SR Grand Prix 2013, and Japan Grand Prix 2012 second place. Her repertory includes Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Sugarplum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Kitri in Don Quixote, and Odile in Swan Lake.