Tomoko Takahashi was trained at both Aoi Tori Ballet School and The Goh Ballet School. She joined the Hungarian Dance Art Academy in 2005 and graduated in 2007. She then joined the Columbia Classical Ballet in 2007, where she performed in various productions such as Black Bird and Symphony in D by Jiří Kylián, Serenade and Sylvia by George Balanchine, Exception to the Corollary by Rick McCullough, as well as in Esmeralda and Diana & Actaeon by Agrippina Vaganova.
She won the third prize at The Second All Japan Ballet Union Competition in 2002 and at the Japan Grand Prix, and the second prize at the Educational Ballet Competition in 2008.
Since joining SDT in February 2011, Tomoko’s repertoire highlights include the role of the Snow Queen and Dewdrop in The Nutcracker (2011), the role of the Big Swan and the Pas de Trois in Swan Lake (2012), a soloist role in Paquita (2012), the Lilac Fairy in Sleeping Beauty (2012), a soloist role as Prayer in Coppélia (2013) and one of the five principal women in George Balanchine's Divertimento No. 15. She has also performed in Nils Christe's Organ Concerto, Val Caniparoli's Chant and Age of Innocence by Edwaard Liang.