Chihiro Shimizu is a New York based choreographer, videographer, marketer, and a cat lover. With a passion for developing platforms for entrepreneurs, educators, and artists to come together, Chihiro has been involved in early stages of structuring new organizations and programs, such as Emerging Movement Council, Digital Technology Initiative at Gibney Dance Center, and InStream Japan. As the president of InStream Japan, Chihiro supports projects and businesses by providing marketing, videography, coordinating and interpreting services.
Originally from Tokyo, Japan, Chihiro moved to the U.S. for further education in dance at the age of fifteen. She attended high school at North Carolina School of the Arts and received a BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase College in 2009. After dancing professionally for two years, Chihiro attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she cultivated her choreographic language and new media skills. While in grad school she founded CHIHIRO SHIMIZU and ARTISTS, created stage and video works with her fellow artists, and received creative residencies at MANA Contemporary and ACE Hotel NYC. As a videographer Chihiro is specialized in translating live performances to screen for both artistic and marketing purposes. Since 2013, Chihiro has been streaming and documenting live performances in New York City’s dance scene, and she is on the Board of Directors of Dance Films Associations since 2017.