Nashley Mattocks grew up in North Carolina and got her early training at Cary Ballet Conservatory. Ms. Mattocks graduated Magna Cum Laude from East Carolina University with a BFA in dance performance the spring of 2014. During her college career, she had the opportunity to work with Galina Panova, John Dixon, Teal Darkenwald, Robert Moses, John Magnus, Lauren Edson, Lizzie Mackenzie, Summer Rhatigan, and Alessio Silvestrin. Nashley has spent summers training with the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, River North Dance Chicago, Thodos Dance Chicago, North Carolina Rhythm Tap Festival, LINES Contemporary Ballet, and Inaside Jazz Dance Chicago. Once relocating to the Chicago area in 2014, Nashley has worked with Melissa Thodos as a company trainee, studied on Scholarship at Visceral Dance Center under Nick Pupillo, performed with Thodos in the New Dances, 25th anniversary showcase and other performance workshops and opportunities.