Born and raised in Osaka, Japan, Moe Sakan has had professional training in many types of dance from an early age.

In 1999 Moe fell in love with the world of Swing dance, since then this has been her dance of choice.

Moe moved to London in 2000, bringing a sparkle to the local swing dancing scene, becoming the UK's top female swing dancer while also representing her origin.

An active social and competition dancer, she is proud to have won numerous competition titles internationally, including the world’s biggest Jack ‘n Jill competition at Frankie 95 (2009).

In 2017, she had the honour of being inducted into the Camp Hollywood Hall Of Fame.

She has also enjoyed performing for several productions, including in theatre, television and films.

Moe is a co-founder and proud member of London based “The Five Non-Blondes”. An award winning, all female, ethnically diverse authentic Jazz dance troupe.
Moe is also is one half of a choreographing duo called “MoeTine-vation” with fellow Non-Blonde, Christine “Tine Machine” Gatchalian.

Moe travels the world sharing her passion extensively both for performing and teaching Lindy Hop, Balboa and Shag.

Well known as a vintage enthusiast, Moe is passionate about the music and fashion of the Swing era. Her dedication to the culture is also reflected in her attitude towards the dance, as she constantly endeavours to recreate an authentic style, and her passion certainly reflects the spirit of the dance as it was back in the day.

photography by Sandra Polo