Saori Shikahama was born in Tokyo, Japan. She studied at Ballet du Ciel under Kanako Sakamoto, Tatsuro Kannan, Yuka Iino, Mio Kondo and Michael Shannon. Ms. Shikahama also trained at Bottaini Merlo International Ballet Academy from 2017 to 2020. She danced as a soloist in Paquita for the 2019 Irina Perren 40th Anniversary Japan Performance. Ms Shikahama graduated from Bottaini Merlo International Ballet Academy in July 2020.