Nicholas Sakai was born in Colorado, where he first began dancing at the Colorado Conservatory of Dance under the training of Julia Wilkinson Manley. He then trained at the Houston Ballet Academy for three years, studying under the guidance of Claudio Muñoz and Andrew Murphy. He performed in such productions as Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker as well as his Sleeping Beauty, and he also performed a soloist role in Stanton Welch’s Gentlemen. Nicholas is excited for his second season with Dayton Ballet. He and the entire company of dancers are preparing for Dayton Ballet’s The Nutcracker opening December 13!
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