Burns Kowalski started his professional training at Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. Where he studied ballet, Graham, Laban, improvisation and composition. He performed works by Kate St. Amand, Trezon Dancy, and was featured in A Chorus Line staged by Corrine Bates. Burns is currently in the dance conservatory at SUNY Purchase College focusing on composition. At SUNY, he performed in the world premiere of Speak Easy by Marcus J. Willis.