Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Toi B. Brown began dancing in an after school dance program. Shortly after finding her passion for dance, she moved to Tennessee and danced competitively for the next 10 years, receiving training from Middle Tennessee State University during the Tennessee Governors School for the Arts Program before receiving a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Dance from the University of Georgia. While at the University of Georgia, Toi danced along side Diavolo Dance Theater, Joe Goode Performance Group, and danced under the direction of world renowned choreographer, Chet Walker. Prior to graduating, she became a member of the National Dance Education Organization and Nu Delta Alpha, a National Dance Association Honor Society. After graduating, Toi moved to New York City to attend the Ailey School Summer Intensive based at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. She then moved to Atlanta and worked as a private school ballet teacher with Studio Go. While in Atlanta, Toi danced professionally with the Atlanta Dance Connection and toured nationally.