Chihiro Sano

Chihiro Sano
Jazz & Modern
Chihiro Sano, originally from Japan, began her modern dance training at the age of seven under the direction of Akiko Ishii. Ms. Sano came to the United States in 2005 to attend Santa Ana College, Dept. of Dance where she continued her dance training with Heather Gillette, Kari Jensen, Michelle Perez, among others.

After graduating from Santa Ana College in 2007, Ms. Sano joined Backhausdance as an Apprentice and has been a full company member since 2010. She has been performing with Backhausdance throughout the country at venues including the McCallum Theater in Palm Desert, The Irvine Barclay Theater, at the American Dance Festival in North Carolina, and at the Joyce Theater in New York City.

Ms. Sano is a Rehearsal Assistant to Jennifer Backhaus, the Artistic Director of Backhausdance. She also works on freelance dance projects and has assisted on the faculty at the Irvine Valley College, the East Valley Dance Project at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, and the Old Town Temecula Community Theater Dance Project. Ms. Sano is a certified yoga instructor and is passionate about sharing her love of dance and yoga with people of all ages.