Colby was born and raised in Richmond, VA and received his classical training at Richmond Ballet, Boston Ballet, and The Virginia School of the Arts. In 12 years as a professional dancer, he danced for Sacramento Ballet, Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Mark Morris Dance Group, Northwest Dance Project, and BalletX, among others. As a choreographer, Colby has created works on BalletX, Pennsylvania Ballet II, Nashville Ballet II, Sacramento Ballet, Charlottesville Ballet, Ballet West Academy, Bryn Mawr College, and DeSales University, among others. His work has been presented in numerous national and international dance festivals, including VIVADANÇA Festival in Brazil, The International Contemporary Dance Festival of Mexico City, The Bermuda Festival, and Current Sessions NYC. Furthermore, he has taught dance in numerous conservatories and Universities, including The Rock School, The NYC Public School for Ballet – Ballet Tech, University of the Arts, and Bryn Mawr College. Colby has been a teaching artist for Dance Exchange since it’s inception in 2014. He is currently a freelance teacher, performer, and choreographer based out of Philadelphia, working nationally and internationally.