Connor Yockus is a dancer from South Florida, now residing in New York City. He has had extensive dance training in many styles, including ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, tap and hip-hop. Connor gained the majority of his training from RealDance Studio in Lighthouse Point, Florida, but has also had the pleasure of touring with the Pulse OnTour, The New York City Dance Alliance, and Dance Educators of America in order to further his experience with and exposure to different styles of dance. He has garnered national recognition for his artistic achievement; Connor was selected as the recipient of the prestigious Adele-Astaire Scholarship, named as a 2014 YoungArts National Finalist in Tap Dance as well as Dance Choreography, and most notably, selected as one of 20 US Presidential Scholars in the Arts, the highest honor that can be bestowed upon an artistically talented graduating high school senior. Connor currently attends Columbia University in New York City where he is pursuing a B.A. in Dance and Business. As a choreographer, he is inspired by the intersection of dance, social justice, current events, and human connection.