Akilah is a Baltimore native who began her dance training at the Baltimore School of the Arts, where she graduated with honors. She has a BA with a concentration in modern dance from Point Park University where she performed in works by Christopher L. Huggins, Troy Powell, Mark Morris, Sidra Bell, and Garfield Lemonius. Brooks was a member of Dallas Black Dance Theater II under the direction of Nycole Ray in 2015 and 2016. Akilah has become an exciting emerging artists in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex and performed in the Collin County Ballet Theatre RDASW Festival 2018 and joins the Hathaway Academy of Ballet artistic staff for the 2020-21 school year. She would like to thank her family and close friends for their support and encouragement.