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Ms Sakakura is a NYC based writer, director, choreographer, teaching artist, advocate for cultural diversity, inclusion, and education. Always striving for better opportunities for the next generation of BIPOC performers, she co-founded ROCA -- Rockettes of Color Alumnae, Sakachez Broadway Asian American Teens & Mentors, and co-chaired a NYC public school's Culture & Community Committee for 7 years producing and directing 25 multicultural events. Co-conceived & wrote BCEFA's RED BUCKET FOLLIES Opening Number at the New Amsterdam Theater celebrating Flower Drum Song's 60th Anniversary & Asian Americans on Broadway. Currently developing CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET a musical adaptation of New York Times Best Seller, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. Book by Lainie Sakakura, Music & Lyrics by Paul Fujimoto.
32 years teaching experience including NYU, Pace University, ABT, Joffrey, Jacobs Pillow, Alonzo King LINES Dance Center, Dance Theatre Arts (owner/dir), and Verdon Fosse Legacy.