Sayako was born in Japan where she attended the Reiko Yamamoto Ballet School. Whilst studying in Japan, she took part in the Competition of Saitama where she was awarded 4th prize. Sayako previously performed in Ballet Ireland’s Swan Lake (2014). Prior to this, she has performed extensively with English National Ballet, including productions of Romeo & Juliet, Swan Lake, Le Corsaire, Nutcracker, and Strictly Gershwin. She joined the company in 2008 after graduating from the English National Ballet School. In 2012, she was among the dancers that performed at the Olympic Games Closing Ceremony and was also part of a production of ENB in collaboration with the well-known hip-hop group Flawless.