SAWAKO OGO is a dancer, choreographer, and improvisational dance practitioner based in Berlin, Germany, originally from Tokyo, Japan.
After attaining B.A. in Dance from San Francisco State University, she immediately proceeded to her professional career to perform the works of Christian Burns, Lenora Lee, Erin Chi-Fang Yen, David Herrera, Natasha Adorlee, Joe Landini, Kristin Damrow, and many others, as a company dancer and a contributor. In 2022, she was nominated for Isadora Duncan Dance Award for outstanding individual performance. Meanwhile, her choreographic works were commissioned and presented by; Lenora Lee Dance, West Wave Dance Festival, and RAWDance in San Francisco.
Her improvisational dance practice is based upon the understanding of the physical structure, and humanity. She aims to speak through movements and her improvisational research evolved to become works “Disaster Chaotic” commissioned and presented by The Finnish Hall Berkeley, and “GOODBYE FOREVER” commissioned by Lenora Lee Dance and presented by Texas Improvisation Dance Festival in 2022.