About this Artist
Chihiro Kawasaki was born and raised in Kyoto, Japan. Originally trained in ballet (A&S Ballet) before moving to the U.K. at the age of 14 to train at The Arts Educational School, Tring (now Tring Park), she went on to London Contemporary Dance School. Upon graduation, Chihiro joined Henri Oguike Dance Company, Phoenix Dance Theatre (repertoire including Philip Taylor, Ana Luján Sánchez, Richard Wherlock, Warren Adams, and Aletta Collins) as a full-time member, and later decided to continue as a freelance artist. As a freelancer, Chihiro has worked in various projects-based companies, mixed industries, and setups with incredible artists such as Simon McBurney in his productions of The Rake’s Progress and Wozzeck; Florence and the Machine’s “Big God,” filmed by Autumn de Wilde, choreographed by Akram Khan; Khruangbin; The Chemical Brothers’ “Eve of Destruction”; Amit Lahav (Gecko Theatre), the Linzer Klangwolke, UNIQLO’s “Move”; Punchdrunk’s “The Drowned Man”; The Mummy; James Cousins Company; Clod Ensemble; Simon Rocha; and others.
Chihiro has taught and continues to teach as a guest dance teacher at White Lodge Summer Intensives of the Royal Ballet school, English National Ballet school, London Studio Centre, NLCS Jeju, and other dance companies.