Layla Brent-Tompkins was born in Dallas, TX and began training in dance at the age of four. She received her training from Ozsoy School of Ballet under Ceyhun Ozsoy, Texas Ballet Theater Dallas under Jan Miller, and Dallas Ballet Center under Brent and Judy Klopfenstein. She is a graduate of Booker T. Washington HS for the Performing and Visual Arts, a guest artist with Beckles Dancing Company, and a former member of Texas Ballet Theater Dallas Ensemble and Dallas Black Dance Theater's Allegro Performing Ensemble. Layla has spent her past summers training at Texas Ballet Theater School Senior Summer Intensive, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater School Summer Intensive, and Oklahoma City Ballet Summer Intensive. Layla performed with the Oklahoma City Ballet from 2016-2018 and Texas Ballet Theater's Professional Division from 2018-2019. Layla is very excited to begin her first season with Ballet Dallas.