Rukako Takahashi is from Japan. She trained with Elmhurst School for Dance in associate with Birmingham Royal Ballet in UK on full scholarship, and The Washington Ballet School for the Trainee program. In 2004 she was a finalist at the YAGP Ballet Competition in NY and in 2006 she won the gold medal at All Nippon D.A.T.E Classic Ballet Competition. She joined State Street Ballet in 2011.