Takeaki was born in Japan and started his dance training at the age of 7 under Mrs. Mika Tamaru at the International Ballet Academy in Hiroshima. He went on to study at the Goh Ballet School from 2005 to 2008, before moving on to the Academy de Dance Princess Grace where he graduated in 2011 with a Certificate of Honour. He received a full scholarship to continue his studies at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater (PBT) Graduate programme from 2011 to 2013. He danced in various repertoires at PBT including Don Quixote, Serenade, The Nutcracker, and Coppélia.

He has won many awards including a Bronze medal at the Youth America Grand Prix San Francisco Regionals 2009, a Bronze at The Margot Fonteyn International Ballet Competition 2009 (formerly the Genée International Ballet Competition).

Takeaki joined the Atlantic City Ballet Company from 2013 to 2015, where he took on soloist and principal roles in repertoires like A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sleeping Beauty, Dracula and Bournonville Divertissements.

Takeaki joined Singapore Dance Theatre as an Artist in January 2016 and was promoted to Demi-Soloist in January 2023. His repertoire highlights include Gypsy King in Don Quixote (2023), the Mandolin Dance in Romeo and Juliet (2020), Tarantella in Swan Lake (2019), Spanish in The Nutcracker (2017, 2022), the lead in Raymonda Divertissements (2017). He has also performed in Sleeping Beauty, Giselle and Coppélia, Peter & Blue series, A Folk Tale pas de sept in Bournonville Divertissements, Age of Innocence, Symphony in Three Movements, Another Energy, Jabula, Sticks and Stones, Organ Concerto, Theme and Variation, 13th Heaven, Double Contrasts, Linea Adora, SYNC, Shadow’s Edge, Opus 25, Midnight Waltzes, Trptich, Schubert Symphony, Unknown Territory, Fives, Quiver, Momentum, Pursell Pieces, 4season, Without You, Configurations, Serenade, Protecting veil and Faux contact.

Takeaki was promoted to Soloist in January 2024.

Interview with Takeaki