With an overabundance of energy, Steven spent most of his time as a child either flipping around in gymnastics or playing the piano. After moving from sunny Southern California to the Bay Area to attend UC Berkeley, he observed that the strength, flexibility and coordination acquired from gymnastics translated well to the modern dance technique courses he took and loved. In 2005, Steven graduated with double degrees in music and architecture and continued refining his technique at the Oberlin Dance Commons. Sensing that the movement involved in rock climbing is analogous to dancing on a vertical plane, he quickly picked up and became enamored with the sport. As a member of the AscenDance Project, Steven is thrilled to meld and further explore his passions: music, climbing and dance.