From the age of 5 she started studying classical ballet until age 15. From 1975 she studied contemporary dance in the Dance academy led by Mr. Mitsuaki Sasaki. In 1986 she studied dance butoh with Mr. Ipei Yamada in the dance company Hoppo-Butoh Ha, afterwards she began an intensive artistic collaboration under the supervision of Mr. Hironobu Oikawa, absorbing from his mastership the style and the choreographies of butoh dance. From 1990 she began a brilliant carrier as a solo professional dancer in Europe, working at the same time as a choreographer and as a teacher. In 2000 she began living and working in Palermo (Italy), where she started working as a teacher and choreographer for the Associazione Siciliana Danza. Sayoko has received various important international prize, among them in 1997 the 1 prize at the International Dance Competition in Augusburg (Germany) and in the same year the 2 prize at the International Dance Competition in Leipzig (Germany). In 2006 the 1 prize at the Die Platze contemporary dance competition in Tokyo. She has performed mostly as a soloist in international renowned theatres : The Melkweg in Amsterdam, Jackson Lane Theater in London, Tanz Fabrik in Berlin, Art Festival Five Project in Tokyo, Teatro Furio Camillo in Rome. As a choreographer she worked for the Deutche Oper in Berlin; she has been in charge of choreographic project sponsored by the Amsterdam Kunst Fonds. In 2001-2003 , under the sponsorship of several official government institutions of Palermo, she has been directing a lot of dance events with excellent critical reviews. In 2004 she was invited as a guest teacher at the Italian National Dance Academy in Rome and at the Siena University. In 2005 she starts teaching as a guest teacher at University of Palermo and found the International Butoh Academy in collaboration with the Associazione Siciliana Danza and Master Yoshito Ohno from Japanese Butoh Institute. In 2006 her performance with Nuclearte for Persefone Award has been broadcasted by RAI 2.