Phillip is a native to Los Angeles and started receiving formal dance training at 18 when he was attending his undergraduate at University of California, Irvine. He first was in martial arts for 9 years and then was introduced to the world of dance through color guard when he was in Arcadia High School. During his time at UCI, he danced under acclaimed choreographers such as Donald McKayle, Diane Diefenderfer, Molly Lynch, and Loretta Livingston and was a member of Donald McKayle’s UCI Etude Dance Ensemble. Phillip received his B.A. in Psychology and Social Behavior in 2010 and is now currently in the Graduate program of CSULA receiving a Masters in Social Work. He has been a member of Evoke Dance Company for 4 seasons and is also a member of Fuse Modern Dance Company in Orange Countyfor the past 3 years, a contemporary dance company under the direction of Joshua Romero.