Tory grew up in Ashland, Oregon where she studied under Sylvia Bolton. She spent summers on scholarship with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet and Northwest Professional Dance Project. She danced with St. Louis Ballet company before coming to Spectrum Dance Theatre in Seattle. In addition to dancing for Whim W’Him, Tory performs with Can Can Castaway and in other cabaret shows.

Dance brings me back to my home base. Without it I find myself flailing through the world for a few weeks, unable to pinpoint my disgruntled outlook on life, but the minute I get back in the studio it’s as if the entire world makes more sense to me.