Connor grew up in South Florida where he trained at RealDance Studio under the direction of Suzanne Citere. He has garnered national recognition for his artistic achievement; Connor was selected as the recipient of the prestigious Adele-Astaire Scholarship, named a YoungArts Finalist in Dance as well as Dance Choreography, and most notably, selected as one of 20 US Presidential Scholars in the Arts. During his time as a student at Columbia University, he has worked with artists such as Alexandra Beller, Colleen Thomas, Loni Landon, and Pam Tanowitz, and conducted research about organizational barriers to racial diversity in ballet companies. Connor will graduate this May with a degree in Dance and Business Management. This is his third time choreographing for the Columbia Ballet Collaborative.