Antonio Carnell was born in St. Louis, Missouri. At the age of three he was adopted and brought to Boise by his adoptive family. Antonio started his dance training at Ballet Idaho in the fall of 2009 after receiving a full tuition scholarship at the end of a two-week outreach program put on by Ballet Idaho for 3rd grade students at his elementary school. Antonio continued his training in Ballet Idaho’s Academy and was given opportunities to perform alongside Ballet Idaho’s professional company with his most recent appearance being in Daniel Ojeda’s Fleetwood Mac Collection. Currently, Antonio is a freelance dancer and choreographer in Portland, OR.