Ryoko Ohara

Guest instructor (Online)

Ryoko Ohara is the Director of ELEGGUA Entertainment (Tokyo).

She had eleven years of Ballet training. She Trained in English National Ballet School 1991-1992 until seriously injured the left knee and ended a carrier as a ballet dancer.
She Started to dance salsa in 1997 & Became a professional since 2004. She Started her own dance company ELEGGUA Entertainment in 2007.

Contributions to the Community:

  • Had been helping Mr. George Watabe who used to be a salsa promoter in Japan, in various magazines, newspapers, TV programs.

  • Wrote salsa columns

  • Released the most sold salsa DVD from Pony Canion.

  • In 2003, Awarded as a first Asian dancer in the West Coast Salsa Congress for contribution to the salsa community.

  • In 2004 won the Japanese version of ‘Dance with Stars’.

  • In 2005, participated the first World Salsa Championship which took place in Las Vegas and placed 6th.

  • Over 800 people trained in my Half year Intensive Salsa Course, some of them became professional, such a s Nao&Masa(RISE directors), Tetsu&Emi (Golden Eggs directors), Seigo Kimoto and Masakichi etc.

  • Produced a lot of performance teams, shine and pair, and some of them performed internationally the top team being Wabisabi.

  • The 2 hours productions that the company did in 2014 and 2016, were both sold out and got very good feedback.

Website: www.eleggua.jp
Instagram: @olryoko
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/olryoko

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