Sayako was born in Japan and attended the Reiko Yamamoto Ballet School. Whilst studying in Japan, she took part in the Competition of Saitama where she was awarded 4th prize.
In 2008, after graduating from English National Ballet School, Sayako joined English National Ballet. She performed extensively with the company including roles in their productions of Romeo & Juliet, Swan Lake, Le Corsaire, Nutcracker and Strictly Gershwin. In 2012, Sayako was among one of the dancers that performed at the Olympic Games Closing Ceremony in London. She also took part in the collaboration production between ENB and the well-known hip-hop group Flawless.
Sayako re-joined Ballet Ireland in 2016 and has performed in the company’s productions of Swan Lake, Romeo & Juliet, The Nutcracker and Giselle.