Lia Ujčič is originally from Izola, Slovenia. She trained in contemporary dance at the Dance Studio LAI from the age of five and soon after joined the Slovenian School for Music and Classical Ballet, where she gained her first ballet education.

In 2012 she moved to the UK to start a contemporary dance degree course at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds, where she graduated with a first class honours degree in 2015. During this time, she had the pleasure to work with dance artists as Lilijana Ujčič, Shirley Jacobs, Odette Hughes, Dam Van Huynh and Douglas Thorpe.