Kota Sato. Photo by Karolina Kuras.
Kota Sato was born in Tokyo, Japan and trained at the Shimura Ballet School in Japan and Canada’s National Ballet School. Mr. Sato joined The National Ballet of Canada as a RBC Apprentice in 2012 and became a member of the Corps de Ballet in 2014.
Recently, Mr. Sato performed the role of The Fool in Swan Lake. He has danced such roles as Bluebird in The Sleeping Beauty, Brother Clown in The Winter’s Tale, an Icicle in The Nutcracker and L’Ivrogne in Le Petit Prince. His repertoire also includes roles in Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, Giselle, Onegin, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Pinocchio, Nijinsky, A Streetcar Named Desire, Manon, Carousel (A Dance), Being and Nothingness and Symphony #9.
Kota Sato is sponsored through Dancers First by Tony Arrell, C.M. & Anne Arrell.
Born: Tokyo, Japan
Trained: Shimura Ballet School in Japan and Canada’s National Ballet School
Corps de Ballet since: 2014
"Kota Sato absolutely stole the show (and more than a few hearts) as both the Golden Slave and the Faun, dancing with dazzling athleticism and almost scandalous sensuality, all bedroom eyes and supple hips."