Quaba Venza Ernest was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He began his dance training at Dance Theatre of Harlem under the direction of Arthur Mitchell & Robert Garland. After attending Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, he later went on to study dance at State University of New York at Purchase College Conservatory of Dance where he was awarded the Adopt-A-Dancer Scholarship. He has danced in works by Kimberly Bartosik, George Balanchine, Sidra Bell, Norbert De La Cruz lll, Ana Maria Lucaciu, Ohad Naharin, Jerome Robbins, Ted Shawn and Doug Varone. He has studied at Alonzo King Lines Ballet, Doug Varone & Dancers, Eastman, Jacob’s Pillow, and Springboard Danse Montreal under the direction of Alexandra Wells. Quaba is a recipient of the 2019 Thayer Fellowship in the Arts and joined Ballet BC in 2019.