Traci Young-Byron was born on November 23, 1979, in Liberty City, Miami, Florida. She has been dancing since the age of three. As a child, Byron mainly focused on her passion for art. She gathered an immense following and managed to turn her work into a huge community, getting together admirers, students, and dancers from all over the world. Let’s celebrate her on her special day today!
November 23, 1979
Born November 23, 1979, in Miami, Florida, Traci Young-Byron was barely grown and she was already dancing. Starting at the age of three, she joined the Inner City Children’s Touring Dance Company. She later moved to South Miami Middle School and then to Miami Northwestern Senior High School’s Performing and Visual Arts Center to pursue her dance path. In 1997, she graduated with a degree in dance from Florida State University and was selected to study at the Alvin Summer Intensive in New York.
In 2000, Byron joined the Kappa Epsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance in 2001. Followed by an outstanding portfolio, Byron got the opportunity to join the Miami Heat group, with whom she danced for nine years. In 2004, Byron founded the Young Contemporary Dance Theater (Y.C.D.T.). In 2008, she became the Artistic Director of the P.A.V.A.C. Dance program and the elite Golden Girls Dance Team.
In 2013, Byron started her competition team, Y.C.D.T. SupaStarz. The studio teaches modern, contemporary, jazz, Caribbean, West African, and Hip-Hop ballet. The competition team, SupaStarz, is made up of dancers aged 13 to 18. In 2015, Byron won her own T.V. series, “Set It Up Methods,” where she teaches all her skills and lets her competitiveness shine through. The founder of Y.C.D.T. is determined and invests everything in her mission to teach her students. “That’s my whole purpose: to teach them to be themselves,” she says.
Byron joins the Miami Heat dancers.
Byron founds the Young Contemporary Dance Theater, where she is the artistic director and teaches classes.
Byron starts a competition team to foster her students’ learning.
The T.V. show “Set It Up” presents Byron's teaching methods and routines.
Why We Love Traci Young-Byron
She's always so excited
Traci has revealed that people look up to her and feel good when they're having a bad day. They are often impacted by the positive energy she radiates.
She loves encouraging black girls
Through her work, she encourages young girls to be themselves. She says she’s filled with pride when she meets confident young black girls.
Her mission is to teach
She is tireless when it comes to teaching her students to be top professionals. She wants to teach people to be themselves and not shy away from their true potential.
5 Surprising Facts
She is all about skin care
Byron follows a daily skin treatment to keep herself looking youthful.
She is very bold in her style
Byron has already revealed in an interview that her style "was something bold and bright that spoke that I wanted people to see me".
She loves to wear braids
Byron’s colorful braids take over 15 hours to be done!
She defines herself as a noisy person
Being expressive and vibrant is a big part of her personality.
She wants to learn sewing
Byron loves fashion and would love to create her own pieces of clothing.
Traci Young-Byron FAQs
Is Traci Byron a good pro?
She is an excellent professional.
Is Traci Byron married?
Yes, Byron is married to Jean Byron.
How long was Byron with the Miami Heat Dancers?
She was with the group for nine years!
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