Faculty, Pre-Ballet Faculty
Saki K. Scheller is originally from Hyogo, Japan and was trained in jazz, tap, modern, ballet, ballroom, and Japanese traditional dance. She came to the United States to study Performing Arts at Southern Utah University and graduated with BA in Dance Education with the honor of Outstanding Graduate. In this time, she worked with Larry Keigwin, Charlotte Boye-Christensen, Murray Louis, Alberto Del Saz, Dianne Markham, Joe Alegado, Peter Chu, Douglas Nielsen, and others. She won many scholarships and academic awards, including the Who’s Who National Honor Program, the San Christopher Scholarship, and the Michael Leavitt Scholarship, among others. She started working with The Washington Ballet in 2008 and served thousands of children and community members as a Education Programs Manager. Recently she and her husband welcomed a beautiful baby girl into this world and now she works as a faculty member. This is her 8th season with the company.