SHIBAYAMA Saho was born in Tokyo and trained under TANAKA Yoko, Svetlana Osiyeva, Dennis Marshall and Marjorie Grundvig. She studied at Ballet Studio DUO, the Harid Conservatory and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School. She joined the National Ballet of Japan as Soloist in 2014 and has danced leading roles of The Nutcracker and Cinderella.

Repertoire with NBJ includes

  • Wayne EAGLING's production: The Sleeping Beauty(Fairy Grâce, Sapphire), The Nutcracker (Sugar Plum Fairy, Reed Fairy)
  • MAKI Asami's productions: Swan Lake(Pas de Trois), La Bayadère (1st Variation of Kingdom of the Shades)
  • Frederick ASHTON:Cinderella (Fairy Spring)
  • Nacho DUATO: Duende
  • Alexei FADEECHEV's production: Don Quixote (Juanitta, 2nd Variation)
  • Konstantin SERGEYEV's production: Giselle (Peasant pas des deux)
  • Frederick ASHTON: Cinderella (title role)
  • OGURA Sachiko: Snow White (title role)
  • David BINTLEY: Aladdin (Onyx and Pearls)