Colleen Coy was born and raised in the USA where she began dance classes at age 3 and has not stopped dancing since. Colleen specialized in Vaganova ballet and studied at acclaimed institutions such as the Joffrey Ballet before graduating cum laude from the University of Wisconsin (USA) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dance. Before graduating, Colleen became a member of the Li Chiao-Ping Dance Company where she danced for several years.
Since May 2006 Colleen has resided in Timor-Leste where she owns Dili Wellness and the Upstairs Studio: a space for dance, theatre, and movement arts. She teaches ballet, Pilates, yoga, and meditation as well as creates choreography both for live audiences and the camera.