Aaliya Murphy was born and raised in The Bronx, New York! Growing up, she always had a strong and passionate love for dance. As a child, she attended The Madison Square Columbus Clubhouse of the Boys and Girls Club of America, where she took part in the performing arts program. While taking part in this program, she had the honor and privilege to perform at various venues such as Cipriani's, Madison Square Garden, and the Hammerstein Ballroom. It wasn’t long until Aaliya realized that she wanted to make dance her profession.
After graduating high school, Aaliya was determined to make it as a professional dancer. Her strong determination and talents landed her in various commercial dance programs and intensives, such as Gigi Torres EYE program, the BDC Spotlight Intensive for commercial dance, and recently, Rhapsody James's Motivating Excellence intensive. With all the knowledge she has gained from different teachers and choreographers, she is ready to take on the dance industry by storm!