SANCE is a contemporary ballet project that presents original works by Satomi Itohara.

Artists get together on project basis to present her works. Her works are based in classical technique, and she adds smooth and dynamic quality on it. She utilize creative floor works and partnering that are not used in classical ballet, which makes her work very unique.

Her works has shown in dance festivals and showcases in around the world.

Looking for dancer, photographer, videographer and people who are interested in creative activity. Please feel free to contact Satomi. Nationality does not matter. 🙂

Regular Activity

◇Class for Experienced Dancer◇
●Ballet or Contemporary Ballet
●When:Every Friday 9:30 am~11:00 am (Need Reservation)
●Where:Nakano Garden Studio (6 minutes walk from Nakano station)

◇Regular Rehearsal◇
●Creation (Ballet based contemporary piece)
●When:Every Friday 11:30 am~1:00 pm (Need Reservation)
●Where:Nakano Garden Studio (6 minutes walk from Nakano station)

April, May Class Cancellation

Performance History

Ballet Concert 2019, Tokyo Japan
10th Biennial Xposition ‘O’ Contemporary Dance Fiesta, Singapore
Festival de Danza Contemporanea Uniperaonal “Querpo al Descubierto”, Mexico City, Mexico

Aya Ballet School Performance 2018, Tokyo Japan

TRY A DANCE vol.14, Hiroshima Japan
Broccoli Art Festival 2017, Tokyo Japan
AVAYAVA Contemporary Dance Festival, Pune India
Theater 21 Fes, Tokyo Japan

8 in Show, Dixon Place, New York, USA
Ballet Inc. Series Vol.I, Manhattan Movements and Arts Center, New York, USA

Impact Movement Collective “Who We Are”, Harlem Repertory Theater, New York, USA
Emotions Physical Theater: An Evening of Contemporary Dance, New York, USA
VashtiDance Theater “Living Light in Dark Places”, Pregones Theater New York, USA
The Intimate Series, New York, USA
Dumbo Dance Festival 2015, Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center, New York, USA
The Dance Gallery Festival, Ailey Citigroup Theater, New York, USA
HATCH The Presenting Series, Jennifer Muller/ The Works, New York, USA
PMT Spring Dance Series, New York, USA
12thAmalgamate Artist Series, DANY Studios, New York, USA
Biomorphic Dacnce Festival, The Hudson Guild Theater, New York, USA
Identically Different Dance Festival, Actors Fund Arts Center, New York, USA

PMT Fall Dance Series 2014, New York, NY
HATCH The Presenting Series, Jennifer Muller/ The Works, New York, NY

Review & Article


The first weekend of the IV Body in the Open Festival Concluded

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“The Young and the Restless Dance Gallery stays High-Energy at at Ailey Citigroup Theater” 

by Kenji Mori

by Kenji Mori

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Ms. Itohara’s choreographic work was reviewed


  • Oberon’s Grove

May 3rd, 2015.  “HATCH: The Presenting Series”

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  • The Dance Enthusiast

An Unknown Surprise at The Biomorphic Dance Festival -March 30th 2015

“Purity and Complexity in Satomi Itohara’s ‘Unknown’ -September 29th 2015  ”

Rituals in Motion: Drum beats and Footsteps -November 10th 2015 “Rituals in Motion”

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