Hiroto Saito

Professor

Hiroto joined Canada’s Ballet Jörgen in 2007 as a leading dancer and has held the role of Ballet Master since 2017. His professional dance career began with the Hong Kong Ballet upon his graduation from the English National Ballet School in London, UK. Hiroto’s repertoire with Canada’s Ballet Jörgen includes many principal roles, including Romeo and Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, Nathaniel and Dr. Coppélius in Coppélia, Dimitry in Anastasia, the Prince and Suitor in Cinderella, Carabosse in Sleeping Beauty and Lord Birch in The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition. During CBJ’s 25th anniversary season, Hiroto was involved in creating many roles in the company’s new production of Swan Lake, in which he performed the principal roles of Siegfried and Von Rothbart. In addition to his role as a leading dancer, Hiroto teaches and coaches dance students at George Brown College and around the world. Hiroto has also choreographed several works such as 05:46 for Hong Kong Ballet, Lost and Found for George Brown Dance, and Lord of the Rings for Toronto Youth Ballet/Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra.

Academic Credentials

English National Ballet School, 1999

Areas Of Specialization

Ballet, Private Coaching, Repertoire, Rehearsal Master, Choreographer

Areas Of Expertise

Dancer Management, Teaching

Career Highlights

Ballet Master, Canada’s Ballet Jörgen Company Dancer, Hong Kong Ballet Guest Ballet Master, Damansara Performing Arts Centre, Malaysia Instructor & Private Coach, Canada’s Ballet Jörgen Summer Intensive & Junior Company Programs Choreographer, 05:46, Hong Kong Ballet Choreographer, Lost and Found, George Brown Dance Choreographer, Lord of the Rings, Toronto Youth Ballet/Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra Choreographer, The Marvelous Girl (short film), The Cannes Film Festival & The Montreal World Film Festival Fundraiser Organizer, Dance for Japan

Awards

Phyllis Bedells Bursary, 1997

Solo Seal, 1998