Hiroko Sakakibara-Sliva has been a member of the South Florida Ballet Faculty since 2016. Originally from Nagoya, she studied at Yoko Tsukamoto Ballet Studio in Japan and at The Royal Ballet School of Antwerp in Belgium. Mrs. Hiroko has received numerous awards in international competitions, including the scholarship prize in Prix de Lausanne International Ballet Competition in 1989 and the first prize in the Paris International Dance Competition in 1990.
From there, she went on to dance professionally with the Royal Ballet of Flanders in Belgium, the Nagoya Ballet Theatre in Japan, Maximum Dance Company and Ballet Gamonet in Miami, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet in New York. Mrs. Hiroko has been invited to perform several times to Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico, Boca Ballet Theatre and Gala performances in Holland and Japan. Mrs. Hiroko has also been a faculty member at New World School of the Arts since 2013.
“The school is very organized and the students are such a pleasure to work with. They are very respectful to all the teachers and one another.”