Ingrid Gow was born in Randwick, Sydney in 1987. She knew from the age of four that she wanted to grow up to be a ballerina. Her training began at Academy Ballet in Sydney and continued at the New Zealand School of Dance. In 2007 Ingrid successfully auditioned for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, where she danced for three years. During this time she toured to China twice and performed works such as August Bournonville's Napoli and La Sylphide, Garry Stewart's Currently Under Investigation and Russell Kerr's Swan Lake. Ingrid joined The Australian Ballet's corps de ballet in 2010.