Troy Macklin grew up in San Ramon and began dancing at San Ramon Valley Dance Academy at the age of 5. He is a 2008 alumnus of The Juilliard School where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. While at Juilliard Troy taught arts literacy courses for children, performed with multidisciplinary student formed groups at non-traditional health care facility settings and began a summer arts outreach program of his own spreading arts awareness and education across the SF Bay Area. He was a principal dancer, rehearsal director and teacher with Rebecca Davis Dance Company in Philadelphia, PA in 2008. While on the east coast Troy freelanced with several dance collectives including Breath Dance Project, Kazuko Hirabayashi Dance Theater and 360 Degree Dance Company. Troy has traveled across the world teaching dance, spreading arts education and showcasing his choreography at numerous venues including The Peter Jay Sharp Theater in NYC, Yerba Buena Gardens, Shotwell Studios, CounterPULSE, Temescal Arts Center, Julia Morgan Center for the Arts and San Jose State University. He has commissioned new works for Shawl-Anderson Dance Center Youth Ensemble, The Branson School and College Preparatory School and is performing locally with ahdanco and Dana Lawton Dances.