Sterling, a Chicago native, fell in love with tap at the age of six and hasn’t stopped dancing since. At age 11, Sterling joined Studio One Dance Theatre where he was exposed to other styles of dance and acting—all while continuing to tap. After enrolling at Northwestern University in 2014, Sterling joined Tonik Tap, Northwestern’s premier tap group, and remained a member throughout his collegiate years. He had the privilege of serving as Artistic Director of Tonik Tap his senior year under the mentorship of Billy Siegenfeld. Sterling graduated from Northwestern in June 2018 with a B.A. in Neuroscience and is currently a research assistant for the Center for Community Health in the Feinberg School of Medicine. While he has a wide array of interests in the arts and healthcare, tap has remained at the forefront of his passions. Sterling has had the opportunity to choreograph and perform in a variety of shows, concept videos, and independent projects ranging various dance styles, but he particularly enjoys bringing tap to new audiences. Sterling is excited to have the opportunity to continue to learn and grow as he starts his second season with CTT and couldn’t be more grateful to be able to continue doing what he loves.