Chihiro began her dance training at Classical Ballet Academy S.O.U. in Japan. In 2001, she won the Idemitsu Kousan Scholarship at the 8th Asian Pacific International Ballet Competition in Tokyo, and was later accepted into The Australian Ballet School.

Upon graduation, she joined SDT in July 2005 and has taken on principal roles in Jeffrey Tan’s The Nutcracker as Clara, Sometimes I think I Remember and Breath of Love, Graham Lustig’s Cinderella, Kuik Swee Boon’s Pellucid, Jorma Elo’s Glow-Stop, David Dawson’s A Million Kisses to My Skin, Choo-San Goh’s Unknown Territory and Double Contrasts, George Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco as the First and Second Violin, and Edmund Stripe’s Piano Concerto No.2, Opus 102. She also performed in Boi Sakti’s Reminiscing the Moon, La Sylphide, Coppélia, Marie Claude Pietragalla’s Les Noces, Choo-San Goh’s Beginnings, Fives, Momentum and Variations Serieuses, Sakiko Oshima’s Whose Voice Cries Out and Mauricio Wainrot’s Seasons of Buenos Aires.

Chihiro danced the principal roles of Odette/Odile in Swan Lake (2009, 2012, 2015), Giselle in Giselle (2010, 2013, 2018), Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty (2010, 2012, 2015, 2018), Juliet in Romeo & Juliet (2011, 2014, 2020), Paquita in Paquita (2012, 2016, 2017), Swanilda in Coppélia (2013, 2017), Sugar Plum Fairy and Snow Queen in The Nutcracker (2013, 2016, 2017), and as Kitri in Don Quixote (2014, 2016).

She has also taken on other principal roles in Configurations pas de deux, Bournonville Divertissements, Traces We Left Behind, The Winds of Zephyrus, Age of Innocence, Opus 25, Midnight Waltzes, Divertimento No. 15, Allegro Brillante, Rubies, Serenade, Peter & Blue Go Around the World, Slide, Shadow’s Edge, Paquita, Incandescent Dream, Jabula, 4Seasons, Bittersweet, Organ Concerto, Fearful Symmetries, Maninyas, Another Energy, Absence of Story, Blue Snow, Chant, Lambarena, Incomparable Beauty, The Four Temperaments, 13th Heaven, Symphony in Three Movements, Linea Adora, SYNC, Evening Voices, Meditation, The Light Behind Us, Quiver and Ibsen’s House.

Interview with Chihiro