Born in Tokyo, Japan, Sahara Morimoto is a graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School, and later trained at Rotterdam Dance Academie. She has danced with Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, AKA Dance, inDANCE, Toronto Dance Theatre, and Human Body Expression. Sahara commissioned a solo, Nothing III, by Noa Zuk & Ohad Fishof, that’s going to be performed in February with Dance Matters. As a teacher, she has taught dance and bodywork in Canada, Israel, and in Japan.
Sahara was the Artistic Associate for Peggy Baker Dance Projects from January 2008 – June 2015, assisting with rehearsals, staging repertoire, and participating in The Choreographer’s Trust year three (Unfold and Brute). Sahara’s extensive repertoire with PBDP includes Aleatoria, Aleatoric Solo No.1, coalesce, Encoded Revision, Geometry of the Circle, In a Landscape, land | body | breath, locus plot, move, Night Garden, on earth, The Perfect Word, Phase Space, Piano/Quartet, Split Screen Stereophonic, Sylvan Quartet, and Yang.