Chao Shi started his ballet training at Shanghai Dance School when he was 10 years of age. At 16, he won the prestigious Prix de Lausanne, followed by two years of study at the National Ballet School of Canada on scholarship.
He joined the world renowned Dutch National Ballet in 2006, and has since been active on the stages of the Netherlands and abroad performing many classic and contemporary ballets.
Off stage, Chao is a qualified teacher under the Vaganova ballet system, a standard setter. He likes to share his knowledge and experiences in dance and has given classes at places such as the Dutch National Ballet, National Ballet Academy and its Summer School, as well as many other professional and amateur dance schools.
Chao learned about and benefited from Pilates during the recovery from a serious injury. He would like to combine his dance skills and Pilates, and have more people gain the health effects of Pilates with an artistic style.