Satoru was born in Yamagata, Japan. At the age of 8, he started to learn Ballet in his hometown and Fukushima coached by Emi Suzuki, Takashi Shouji and Shigeki Sato. Satoru started his training in 2014 at The Australian Ballet School, Melbourne. He was trained in classical ballet, contemporary, and spanish dance and also performed with The Australian Ballet.

Satoru joined Singapore Dance Theatre as an apprentice in January 2017 and was promoted to Artist in January 2018. His repertoire highlights include the principal role of Prince in Swan Lake (2019), Coppélia, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, Giselle and Sleeping Beauty. He has also danced in Peter & Blue’s Birthday Party, Sticks and Stones, Symphony in Three Movements, 13th Heaven, Linea Adora, SYNC, Midnight Waltzes, Fives, Evening Voices, The Third Reset and Quiver.

Satoru was promoted to Soloist in January 2020. He performed his debut roles in Romeo and Juliet (2020) as Romeo and Mercutio, as well as Variations From A Distance, and The Light Behind Us at the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) 2021.

Satoru was promoted to Principal in January 2023.

Interview with Satoru