Japanese dancer Chihiro Nomura studied in Tokyo, and graduated from Heinz Bosl Stiftung Ballet Academy in Munich. In 2008 she won gold medal at TANZOLYMP in Germany, 2nd prize at Youth America Grand Prix in Europe.
She joined the Norwegian National Ballet in autumn 2008, and danced roles including the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, Olga in Cranko’s Onegin, the Autumn Fairy in Cinderella, the Pas de Trois in Swan Lake, and Courtesan in Manon. In addition, Nomura danced prominent roles in Giselle, Don Quixote, and Romeo and Juliet. In autumn 2013, she also danced the female lead role in Øyen’s Petrushka.
In neoclassical and modern repertoire, Nomura has danced soloist roles from the Balanchine ballets Allegro Brillante, Symphony in C, Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2, and Concerto Barocco,Tetley’s Voluntaries and The Rite of Spring, Kylian’s Symphony of Psalms and Bella Figura, Nacho Duato’s Multiplicity – Forms of Silence and Emptiness. She has also danced in Lightfoot and León’s Safe as Houses, Spuck’s Woyzeck, Alexander Ekman’s Resin, and Liam Scalett’s Firebird and Carmen.