Dara Watson began her dance training at the age of three. She started dancing at the Ashburn Academy of Dance, with Katie Beliveau and Anne Marie Kimmell, at the age of 10 where she studied Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Lyrical. Dara graduated from Radford University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, with honors, in May of 2014. While at Radford, Dara performed in many shows including The Nutcracker, Evening of Ballet, Fall Dance Fest, and Dancing on the Edge. She also toured The Shadow Waltz to two colleges in New Jersey.