Austin Lichty was born in Stratford, Ontario and pursued professional dance training through the Fine Arts in
Performance Dance program at Ryerson University's School of Performance in Toronto. He then completed
the Arts Umbrella Graduate program under Artemis Gordon in Vancouver. Austin has participated in the
Springboard Danse Montréal, Arts Umbrella International Summer Dance Intensive, TransFormation Danse
and ProArté Danza Summer Intensive programs. Throughout his professional career, he has worked with
choreographers such as James Kudelka, Crystal Pite, Guillaume Côté, Emily Molnar, Simone Orlando, Lukas
Timulak, Amos Ben Tal and Ihsan Rustem, to name a few. Austin joined BJM in 2020.