Steve Vaughn was born in Iowa City, IA and grew up dancing all over the Midwest. Steve graduated in May 2009 from the University of the Arts with a B.F.A. in Modern Dance. While attending the University of the Arts in Philadelphia he was given the opportunity to perform works by Silvanna Cardell, Martha Graham, and Twyla Tharp, among others while allowing him to present his own choreography. His college career also afforded him the privilege of working professionally with Diane Sharp-Nachsin's SHARP Dance Company, Scott Jovovich in Brandywine Ballet Theater, Zane Booker and his Smoke, Lillies, Jade Arts Initiative, and Brian Sanders' JUNK. Steven joined Parsons Dance in June 2008 as an apprentice and become an official company member in August 2009.