Sawako Ogo is a freelance dancer, choreographer, and movement improvisation practitioner based in Berlin, Germany, originally from Tokyo, Japan. In the San Francisco Bay Area, she graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Dance, then immediately proceeded into her professional career to perform the works of Kristin Damrow, Lenora Lee, Joe Landini, David Herrera, Erin Chih-Fang Yen, Christian Burns, as well as numerous others,  where she was not only a dancer but also a collaborator. 

Sawako had also been a part of many film projects, including "Hello Hello on Fire!"  music video by Josiah Johnson, directed by Pete Lee, and choreographed by Natasha Adorlee

As a choreographer and an independent artist, Sawako completed several residency programs in the San Francisco Bay Area, where her works were commissioned and presented by organizations and festivals such as RAWDance's Concept Series and the 29th West Wave Dance Festival. Her improvisational works were presented locally in the Bay Area as well as at Texas Dance Improvisation Festival in 2022. 

Sawako copes with the struggles life brings by bleaching and occasionally cutting her hair shorter and shorter. She has been blonde since 2020 after going through a stage of long blue hair and undercut for several years. 








Available for 

Special Skills

Photo: Reneff-Olson Productions