Lily McCrossin grew up in Sharpsburg, Maryland where she began her dance training at the Inwood Performing Arts. Growing up, Lily dedicated her summers to training on full scholarship with Ballet Austin, The Orlando Ballet School, and Joffrey Ballet School. She continued her dance studies at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa, where she was awarded talent-based grants and a departmental scholarship.
During her time at USF, Lily participated in the 2018 American College Dance Association's Southeast regional conference, where she performed her self-choreographed solo. She has also traveled to China to perform works choreographed by Paula Nuñez and Jeanne Travers at the Beijing Dance Academy. Lily graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts from USF in the spring of 2018.