ABTFL Saaya Okada

was born in Japan. She began her ballet training at the age of five with Reiko and Rie Matsuoka and performed in many of their original pieces with Reiko Matsuoka Ballet Company. Ms. Okada has competed multiple international competitions.  She won third place at the World Ballet Art Competition in Canada and she also ranked at the top 12 at the Youth America Grand Prix. Ms. Okada also trained at Ayano Tsuchiya's Ballet Studio and danced with Ballet Theatre United Kingdom before joining Orlando Ballet School in 2019. During this time, she had the opportunity to dance with Orlando Ballet Company in Victoria Morgan's Cinderella and Robert Hill’s The Nutcracker.