Tonei Silver is a New Jersey native who grew up dancing since the age of three. She studies at InSpira Performing Arts & Cultural Center where she dances ten hours a week in classes such as ballet, pointe, Horton, contemporary and hip-hop. Tonei has trained with many pre-professional dance companies such as Hudson Valley Youth Ballet where she starred as Cinderella and was an ensemble dancer in Moving Youth Dance Company The Nutcracker Reimagined. She has continued her training in multiple summer intensives including The Ailey School, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and Steps on Broadway. Tonei has just recently been accepted to the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program and hopes to pursue a career as a professional contemporary ballet dancer.