Hometown: New York, New York
Shimon Ito began his dance training at the age of 4 at his mother’s dance academy, Asako Ballet New York in New York City. At 8 years old he was accepted into the School of American Ballet where he trained for 5 years. At 13 he went on to the National Ballet School of Canada where he graduated in 2008. Throughout his training in Canada, he also attended the John Cranko School in Stuttgart, Germany through an exchange program.
After graduating, Ito joined San Fransico Ballet’s Trainee program where he performed with the company. He danced for Silicon Valley’s Ballet San Jose as an apprentice and then as a corps member from 2009-2011.
He competed and placed as a finalist in the Jackson International Ballet Competition in 2010.
Ito joined Miami City Ballet in 2011 as a corps de ballet member and was promoted to soloist in 2016.