Tracey is originally from St. Louis, Missouri and started dancing at the age of nine when her family moved to Huntsville, Alabama. There she trained at North Alabama Dance Center under directors Barbara Ellen Smartt and Melony League in the disciplines of classical ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, and lyrical/modern.
Tracey also trained and performed as a Senior Company Member of the pre-professional ballet company Pointe Station, Inc. After high school, she attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Political Science with minors in Business Management, Spanish, and Sociology.
While in college, she worked for several of Birmingham’s notable dance studios, including work under former Alabama Ballet Principal Monica Barnett Smith. She also worked as a choreographer/stager with the Oak Mountain Middle School Show Choir and with the Virginia Samford Theatre in their production of "Smokey Joe's Cafe."
During her final year of college, she worked for the Alabama Dance Council which is housed right in the home of the Alabama Ballet. While with the Alabama Dance Council, she served as the Member Services Coordinator and aided in the organization of one of the state's largest arts festivals, The Alabama Dance Festival.
Upon graduation, she returned to Huntsville and soon began working for Dancer's Incorporated where she teaches all levels of dance in the disciplines of ballet, tap, jazz and contemporary. She also choreographs for the performance team where she has won several notable awards for choreography.