Tyler Savoie grew up in rural Ohio, where from a young age he developed a passion for both art and the great outdoors. He spent his childhood studying classical ballet and went on to pursue a career in dance. At the age of 18 he moved to Washington DC to begin his professional career as a dancer with The Washington Ballet. He went on to dance with the Pennsylvania Ballet in Philadelphia and Kansas City Ballet in Kansas City. While recovering from an injury he picked up his first camera as a way to keep a connection to the arts. He has now retired from dancing professionally, but his photographic work has been deeply inspired by his past as a dancer and his love of the outdoors.