Sumika Fujiwara was born in Aichi, Japan and started her ballet training at Shiho Kanazawa Ballet Studio. During her training there, she received scholarships to study with Joffrey Ballet twice from Youth America Grand Prix. She won 1st prize at Japan Ballet Competition Nagoya in 2014. She started studying at Canada’s National Ballet School from 2016 and performed in Balanchin’s Serenade and Bournonville’s Napoli and graduated in 2019. She then joined Tulsa Ballet II the following year.