Ryoko Ohara and Wabisabi

  

Ryoko Ohara was formally trained professtionally in ballet since she was 8. Started her salsa training in 1997 in Tokyo, and began her carrier as a professional salsa dancer in 2000 with her former dance partner Ryu and founded the well known salsa team WASABI, Ryoko and her team have performed and taught workshops in USA (Los Angeles, Washington, San Francisco), Mexico (Acapulco), Korea (Seoul), China (Beijing, Hong Kong), Taiwan (Taipei), New Zealand, and Australia (Sydney).

Ryoko won the first position in the Japanese Version of Dance With Stars in 2006.She started her own Dance Company ELEGGUA in 2007 and they have performed in West Coast Salsa Congress, NY Salsa congress, and various events in Tokyo.