RYOKO OHARA Director ELEGGUA Entertainment(Tokyo)Trained as a ballet dancer in EnglishNational Ballet school until her serious knee injury.
Has started her carrier as salsa dancer at the age of 24, RYOKO is one of the top salsa dancer in Tokyo ever since.
Has been the first to be honored in LA Salsa Congress as an asian dancer in 2003.
She has been giving workshops and performing in pair or with her teams(Ryoko & Ryu, Wasabi, Wabisabi, Eleggua) not only inJapan but also in various congresses and festivals in abroad such as the US, Mexico,Australia, New Zealand, China, HK, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore,Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam etc…Has been qualified into the finals in the first World Salsa Championship in Las Vegas.
Won the first place in Japan Version of Dance With the Stars.
Has been on the diffent popular Japanese TV shows.
and recentrly has been working as a choreographer for a famous Japanese singer Mariko Takahashi’s Japan Tour.
WABISABI was founded in 2005 as Ryoko’s beginner lady’s shine student class but after 2 years, in 2007, it became one of the most popular lady’s shine team in Tokyo.
It is known for its unique choreographies, formation changes and use of technique and music of different genres.
It’s their challenge to express totally different concepts and colors in each choreography.
They have traveled and performed overseas such as; LA, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Greece, Thailand and etc.