Sayaka Kaiwa was born in Japan, lived and educated in Japan, Thailand, USA (Hampshire College and New York City) and Belgium.
After graduating from P.A.R.T.S. in 2006, she worked as a freelance dancer in Germany, Denmark, and Belgium. In 2008, she became a choreographic assistant to Ted Stoffer and Veronika Riz.
She sees physical movement as a basis of communication and dance as a fundamental form of universal expression