Austin Coats

Austin was born in the small town of Albemarle, North Carolina. He began taking voice and gymnastics lessons at four years old, but didn’t begin dancing until fifteen. Noticing the lack of an outlet for young people interested in the performing arts, he and his sister Jordi founded a youth theatre group in their hometown. After High School he moved to New York to study Commercial Dance at Pace University where he was able to perform under great choreographers such as Andy Blankenbuehler and Pedro Ruiz. Through connections made at Pace he has also performed for Warren Carlyle at the Astaire Awards and in multiple musicals directed by Donna Drake.