Tori Hey was born in Sioux City, Iowa and raised in Chester, New Jersey. She began her dance training at age three in a variety of styles but gravitated towards classical ballet as she grew older. As a young student, Tori trained under world-renowned teachers such as Alexandra Wells, Ernesta Corvino, Linda Kent, Francesca Harper, and Talin Kenar. Tori has spent multiple summers training at the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Summer Program, and she was a member of the inaugural Complexions Pre-Professional Program. While working towards her BFA in Dance at The Ailey School and Fordham University, Tori has had the opportunity to dance professionally with Arch Ballet, as well as a tour with companies such as the American Swiss Ballet and Ballets with a Twist. She also had the opportunity to work as a movement artist under the direction of Francesca Harper in artist Nick Cave’s installation known as “The Let Go.” Tori has performed in venues such as The Joyce Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the Park Avenue Armory. She also recently received her ABT Teacher Certification. At The Ailey School, Tori was a recipient of the Agnes Varis Scholarship and the Ailey Artistic Scholarship.
She also enjoys working as a Teaching Assistant for The Ailey School’s Junior Division. Tori is proud to have recently graduated as a member of the Ailey/Fordham class of 2019. Tori is happy to be part of One Day Dance as a Client Relations Specialist!