Originally from Honolulu, Hawai’i, Richard Sayama graduated early from Marymount Manhattan College with a double major in B.F.A Modern Dance and B.A Business Arts & Management. There he performed works by Paul Taylor, José Limon, Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish, Elisabeth Motley, Maria Torres, and many more.
Upon graduation, Sayama joined Jon Lehrer Dance Company where he has toured domestically and internationally. He has finished seasons with Alison Cook Beatty Dance, iKADA Contemporary Dance Company, Rock Dance Collective, McKoy Dance Project and XY Dance Projects. Sayama currently dances for Jon Lehrer Dance Company, LaneCoArts, Obremski Works, H.T Chen & Dancers, One Day Dance, and General Mischief Dance Theatre.
Sayama recently performed with the Limon Dance Company as a guest artist at New York City Center's 2023 Fall for Dance Festival.
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