Originally from Denver, Colorado, Riley is a junior speech-language pathology major at Texas Christian University. Riley competed as a gymnast for thirteen years before joining her high school dance team her sophomore year. While captain of the pom squad her senior year, Riley's team won the Colorado pom state championship and placed third in the nation at the National Dance Team Championships in Orlando, Florida. Riley has attended several UDA dance camps, is a UDA All-America and an HSCA all-elite, and coached pom teams at Mile High Dance Center in Denver, CO. This past summer Riley worked at Kanakuk Kamps as a counselor and headed the middle school dance specialty.