Born in Kyoto in 1975, Shintaro Oue began studying classical ballet in his home town. In 1992 he moved to Europe to attend Hamburg Ballet School (John Neumeier) and in 1994 he joined the Hamburg Ballet company. Three years later, he joined NDT II. Since 1999 Shintaro has worked as a freelance, creating his own work in Holland and Japan. In 2002 he moved to Stockholm and from 2003–2006 he was part of the Cullberg Ballet. During this time he created several works and won the Hannover International Choreography Competition 2005 and the Prix de Scandinavia 2005 in the Kuopio Dance Festival. Since 2006 Shintaro has been working as a freelance dancer/ choreographer, mainly in Japan, Israel and Sweden. In 2008 he founded C/Ompany in Japan and Sweden. He collaborated with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui on TeZukA.