As it should be, Saki spends much of her winter months (January thru March) in the tropics (beaches of Hawaii or North-east Brazil), where the ocean is warm and the days are longer.

Saki hanging around Hawaii Academy of Gymnastics and Trampoline

After earning her BFA in Modern Dance Saki ran away and joined the circus!  She has been an acrobat, rhythmic gymnast and dancer with Songcircus, Mixed Nutz, Starstuff Productions and The New Pickle Circus.  Saki has had the pleasure of performing with a variety of companies both locally (Santa Cruz, CA) and on tour nationally including, Tandy Beal and Co., Project Bandaloop, The Dr. Schaffer and Mr. Stern Dance Ensemble, Moving and Storage Dance Co., Mir and a Co. and others.  She is the founder and director of Circus Santa Cruz (children’s circus classes and workshops).  Currently Saki can be found teaching gymnastics at Ohana Gymnastics, teaching and choreographing with the various cast and crew members at WEST Performing Arts, as well as educating students and teachers the art of movement with Tandy Beal’s ArtSmart.