Luna Sasaki

Luna was born in Kanagawa, Japan and began her dance training at the age of six. In 2009, she received a full scholarship to the Professional Program of the Houston Ballet Academy. In 2011 she attended the summer dance program at the Boston Ballet School and continued her training as a Boston Ballet School Trainee. Some of her favorite roles include Juliet in Romeo & Juliet and the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker. She has also performed in Aszure Barton’s Happy Little Things (Waiting On a Gruff Cloud of Wanting), as the lead in Yukichi Hattori’s 01010010 01101001 01110100 01100101 (rite), Suzuki in Stanton Welch's Madame Butterfly, the Peasant Pas de Deux and Lead Willis in Giselle, She in Balletlujah!, Red Couple and Pink Couple in Jiří Kylián's Forgotten Land and Klara in The Nutcracker. This is Luna’s fourth season with Alberta Ballet.

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