A Portland native, Steven began his ballet training at the age of 6. He studied at Metro Dancers, Portland Community Ballet, Arts and Communication Magnet Academy, and the School of Oregon Ballet Theatre. He also spent summers at San Francisco Ballet School and Pacific Northwest Ballet School. Steven joined Oregon Ballet Theatre as an apprentice in 2004, was made a company member in 2005, and was promoted to soloist in 2007. He has danced leading roles in works by George Balanchine, Christopher Stowell, Paul Taylor, Helgi Tomasson, Yuri Possokhov, Peter Martins, Julia Adam, Nicolo Fonte, and William Forsythe.