Artistic Director & Co-owner

Nayo Sasaki-Picou

Artistic Director & Co-owner

Nayo Sasaki-Picou has taught at Gotta Dance throughout the last 10 years and transitioned into the role of Artistic Director and Co-owner of the studio in 2020. Through her post-secondary studies and experience directing and teaching community arts programming, she will be overseeing the development and expansion of artistic programming offered for youth at Gotta Dance.

Inspired by their passion for community, arts, wellness, and cultivating space for youth, Albetel and Nayo will be working to build Gotta Dance Inc as a space that welcomes new community from across Toronto while fostering the growth of dancers and artists of all ages.

"Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you."
– Eileen Cuddy