Toshiro Abbley, born in Los Angeles, CA, began taking tap classes at the age of 6. At the age of 13, he started his classical ballet training at South Bay Ballet. Toshiro later attended Ballet Pacifica (Irvine, CA) and Heins Bosl Stiftung (Munich, Germany) during his final years as a student. He was awarded first place at the prestigious Los Angeles Spotlight Awards in 2006 and was a semi-finalist at the 2007 USA International Ballet Competition. Toshiro has danced professionally with Miami City Ballet, Dutch National Ballet and the Royal Ballet of Flanders. This is his second season with Backhausdance.