Troy Herring was born and raised in the small town of Owasso, Oklahoma. Troy was always interested in performing arts, but became captivated with dance at the age of twelve. His first professional gig was in the original cast of the Broadway tour of Oliver!. He attended many summer intensives to receive his technical abilities, such as American Ballet Theatre (ABT), Quartz Mountain, and Juilliard. Troy was accepted into the BFA program at The Juilliard School and graduated in 2014. While at Juilliard, his most formative works were choreographed by Twyla Tharp, Pina Bausch, Jose Limon, Loni Landon, and Alex Ketley. After graduation, Troy joined Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. He spent three years with this company and enjoyed working with choreographers such as Ohad Naharin, Didy Veldman, Jiří Kylián, Mats Ek, and even performed the leading role of “Romeo” in Jean Christophe’s Romeo and Juliette. This year Troy moved back to his home state of Oklahoma and teaches under a pre-professional dance program called "THR!VE" at South Tulsa Dance Company.