Ericka Still is a native of St. Petersburg, Florida. She has been dancing since a young age at SADA under the direction of Paulette W. Johnson, where she trained in tap, ballet, jazz, African, and contemporary dance. Still discovered the art form of stepping in middle school as a part of the AKAdemy Exquisite Gems program. She received a BA in health science: pre-occupational therapy and she minored in rehabilitation management from Florida A&M University. Throughout college, she studied under the direction of Shepiro Hardemon as a member and Co-Assistant Artistic Director of Mahogany Dance Theatre.