Phoenix Wilkins was born to professional dancer parents and trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop, and acro at his father's school, DASSdance, in Seattle, Washington. In his final year at DASSdance, Phoenix joined the professional company to perform 19 Stories. He furthered his training at Joffrey Ballet School summer programs on scholarship, master classes with noted choreographers Donald Byrd and Alonzo King, and private study with Emerald Ballet School and Stephanie Saland. Phoenix relocated to southern California where he spent time in the State Street Ballet professional training program and performed as Cavalier in Inland Dance Theatre's production of The Nutcracker. He is very excited for his first season with Peninsula Ballet Theatre.