Executive Director of the Association of Promotion of Art and Culture, Inc.
Founder and Managing Director of the Traditional Argentine Tango Dance School
Professional Dancer, Instructor, Therapist and Event Producer
of Argentine Tango Dance
Born in Tokyo, Sae, whose full name is Saeko Miyazaki, initiated her dance experience learning Nihon-Buyo, a Japanese traditional dance, in her childhood. In her late teens, she was discovered by a talent agency. However, soon after receiving a booking to appear on a television commercial, she had to abandon the proposal, because her close circle of family, school teachers and mentors were opposed to her working in “show biz.” She finally made her debut in show business when she was in her late twenties.
Sae has worked actively as an actress and model, performing in 31 different series or special TV dramas (Castle of Sand, Princess Atsu, Oishinbo, Mito- koumon, I Like My Daddy the Best in the World, Stalker, etc.), and also in eight movies (Lady Joker, Last Love, All About Hiroshi Tanaka, etc.). In addition, she has worked for some top Japanese companies, such as Kanebo, as promotion girl in their television commercials, and as model, appearing on the cover of some of the most famous magazines and newspapers in Japan.
In 1995, Sae first had the opportunity to dance tango, however, her extensive study and practice of the dance began eleven years later. Her introduction to tango in 1995 was to her like a twist of good fate, as she was invited to travel together with the prestigious tango company, Forever Tango, which performed the most successful tango musical in Broadway, through their tour of Tokyo and Shanghai. To be able to accompany the top tango dancers and tango musicians of that era for the course of several weeks steered her toward an understanding of the depth of the tango culture, and moved her so profoundly that she then later dedicated herself through hard work and practice to become a professional tango dancer.
In 2006, Sae formed her tango partnership with Juan Carlos Katsuren whom she met in a tango practice in Japan.