- At age 6, took professional dance lessons. A few years later was part of an ensemble that performed on the White House lawn at an Easter egg hunt.
- Competed in the 2002 World Dance Championships and took home a gold medal in tap.
- Was a member of his high school's baseball and football teams.
- Relocated to Los Angeles, CA, in 2002.
- Won the first TV role that he auditioned for, a non-speaking dance part on ABC's Drew Carey Show.
- Made movie debut, as a dancer, in the 2006 comedy Clerks II.
- Appeared on the short-run MTV reality dance program Dancelife in 2007; was one of six dancers featured in the show.
- Made TV acting debut in the Oxygen 2008 made-for-cable movie Center Stage: Turn It Up.
- First major film role was in the 2011 remake of the 1984 classic Footloose.