They again skated at the junior level at US Nationals, which they won.
At 2010 Junior Worlds, they finished off the podium in fourth place. They won the bronze medal at both the 2010 NHK Trophy and the 2010 Skate America, making them the first dance team to medal at both Grand Prix events in its first senior season. Nationals and were chosen to compete at the Four Continents and World Championships. At the World Championships, they were in fourth after the short dance, 4.09 points behind third-placed Nathalie Péchalat / Fabian Bourzat.
The Shibutanis started their season with a silver medal at the 2011 Finlandia Trophy.
They then went on to win the bronze medal at the 2014 U. They then went on to compete at their second Grand Prix event, 2014 Cup of China, where they won the silver medal. Championships, the duo won the silver medal behind Madison Chock and Evan Bates.
Their results on the Grand Prix series qualified them for the 2014–15 Grand Prix Final, where they placed 4th. They then went on to compete at the 2015 Four Continents Championships and the 2015 World Championships where they placed 3rd and 5th, respectively.
Invited by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Shibutanis attended a dinner in honor of Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on May 1, 2012, in Washington, D. The Shibutanis placed third in the short dance at the 2012 Rostelecom Cup. The Shibutanis also competed at the 2014 World Championships, where they placed 6th.
They paused their free dance for half a minute due to Alex pulling a muscle in his thigh. They then competed at the 2013 Four Continents and finished 4th behind Madison Chock and Evan Bates. The Shibutanis started their season by winning the gold medal at the 2014 Ondrej Nepela Trophy.
While in Colorado Springs, Alex Shibutani attended Cheyenne Mountain High School and finished his sophomore year there.
He completed his junior and senior years of high school at Huron High School and entered the University of Michigan in the fall semester of 2009. He originally trained as a single skater and competed up to the juvenile level in singles. At that competition, they placed second in the first compulsory dance, fourth in the second compulsory dance, and third in the free dance, ending up with the silver medal.
They were the first alternates for the Grand Prix final. In the free dance, they scored 4.34 ahead of Pechalat and Bourzat, both of whom had fallen.
The Shibutanis finished third overall by 0.25 points and won a bronze in their World Championships debut, a feat not even Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, the current Olympic Champions, had accomplished.
Alex Shibutani changed his club representation to the Broadmoor Skating Club, where he and his sister trained. At the 2007 Midwestern Sectional Championships, their qualifying competition for the national championships, the Shibutanis competed under the ISU Judging System for the first time. At Nationals, the Shibutanis placed second in both compulsory dances and then won the free dance to win the novice gold medal by a margin of victory of 2.06 points ahead of silver medalists Sara Bailey & Kyle Herring.
The Shibutanis won the Southwestern Regional Championships, their qualifying competition for the 2006 U. The Shibutanis moved up to the novice level, which is the first and lowest of three levels that compete at the U. They placed second in the first compulsory dance and then won the second compulsory and the free dances to win the competition overall and qualify for the 2007 U. One factor in the decision to change coaches was the issue of university for Alex Shibutani, who at the time of the coaching change, had two years left of high school and was considering his university options.
In 2018, they became the first ice dancers who are both of Asian descent to medal at the Olympics (bronze in team figure skating and ice dancing).