Since the Japanese dancer Chihiro Nomura joined the Norwegian National Ballet in autumn 2008, she has danced roles such as the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, Olga in Cranko's Onegin, the Autumn Fairy in Cinderella and the Pas de Trois in Swan Lake, in addition to 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 the neoclassical and modern repertoire, Nomura has danced 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, Duato's Multiplicity – Forms of Silence and Emptiness. She has danced in Lightfoot and León's Safe as Houses, and her parts in Spuck's Woyzeck and Edvardsen's Arr were created especially for her.
Nomura studied at Takada ballet studio and Tachibana Ballet School in Tokyo, and at Heinz Bosl Stiftung Ballet Academy in Munich.