Cori Lewis was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her dance training began at Lusher Charter School and the New Orleans Ballet Association. Lewis received her BFA in dance with a minor in mathematics/computer science from SUNY Purchase College in May 2020. She has performed works by choreographers such as José Limón, George Balanchine, Eduardo Vilaro, Ronald K. Brown, Dwight Rhoden, Martha Graham and David Parsons. Lewis performed for children across the greater New York area with BHdos for the 2018 season. This is her first season with Ballet Hispánico.