Shay Lyons was born in Pomona, CA, lived in San Bernardino, CA, and moved to Phoenix, AZ at the age of 12. In her adolescence, she always had a passion for music, and a love for dance, as well as other arts like drawing, writing and painting. Music is her biggest influence for movement. When moving to Arizona, she began training in modern dance in church. With a decade of learning more modern, ballet, and lyrical aesthetics, she began to become aware of Hip Hop culture, where she first exposed at Arizona State. She began to recognize, that form of expression was the freedom she needed. Training and performing with Jukebox Family has pushed her to shape her craft. To hone in on her craft, she continues to immerse herself in the culture by means of performance, battling, supporting, communicating, researching, training, and teaching. She lives by the phrase Each One Teach One: “It is my responsibility to be an advocate, a student, and a teacher of the cultures she resides in.” Shay is diverse. She has knowledge. And she has heART. She aspires to inspire!