Elijah Motley holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and Theatre and a Bachelor of Science in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, and an MFA in Dance from UNCG, where he was a Minerva Scholar, a Greensboro Graduate Scholar, and Graduate Teaching Associate in the School of Dance. He danced with Baila Fusion (2015), where he began learning Breaking, Popping, House, and Krump. His studies took him to Israel for a summer semester with Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company. Back in the United States, he performed for three seasons with Chicago Dance Crash and became a freelance performer/choreographer in the Chicago area. He currently resides in Greensboro, NC.