Lily Chumas (she/her) was born in Wisconsin and raised in Minnesota. She began her dance training when she was 4 years old. Lily grew up training and competing around the midwest with her home dance studio and was also a part of a non-profit ballet company called La Danse Fatale.
She was homeschooled her entire life before moving to Los Angeles, California in Fall 2019 to pursue her BFA in Dance Theatre from AMDA College of the Performing Arts. She studied in a wide variety of styles. During her time at AMDA, she was a featured dancer in several dance films and stage performances under the direction of Genevieve Carson, Kyle McHargh, Donyelle Jones, Tracy Silver, and Mackenzie Martin. Lily also found a passion for filmmaking and editing, and honed her craft under accredited videographer, director and producer, Cain DeVore. She gradated with honors from AMDA with her BFA in spring 2022.
Since graduating, she’s had the pleasure of performing in MashUp Contemporary Dance Company’s International Women’s Day Festival in Nicole Hagen’s piece, she’s been skeleton crew in Kyle McHargh’s piece performed at the Academy of Motion Pictures Museum’s Regeneration Summit “Celebrating Black Cinema”, and she’s performed in Carnival Choreographer’s Ball in MaryAnn Chavez’s piece.
She’s presented work in LA as a choreographer, director, videographer, and editor at Stomping Ground LA’s VOICES: Queer Artist’s Showcase and Los Angeles Dance Film Festival’s Outdoor Screening with her latest dance film “Red Football.” She also shoots various dance classes, concept videos, and more.