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Steven is a native of California, began his dance training under the direction of Paul Maure at the Pasadena Dance Center. He furthered his studies at the Stanley Holden Dance Center and trained under scholarship with Lila Zali at Ballet Pacifica. Steven was a member of the Cincinnati Ballet, where he was principal performer in ballets such as David Nixon's Madame Butterfly and Beauty and The Beast, Kirk Peterson's Carmina Burana and Victoria Morgan's Peter and the Wolf. Steven holds a BFA in dance performance and choreography from UC Irvine, and has been a teacher and guest teacher for the Atlanta Ballet School, Cincinnati Ballet School, Ballet Arkansas, Dalton Ballet, and Dance Center South.