Ila Conoley Paladino began her studies at the Dance Center of Colorado Springs and continued her training at the Alabama Dance Theatre. There, Ila performed in classic, neoclassical, and contemporary ballets. She earned her BA in dance from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her MFA in dance from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
Ila returned to Colorado Springs as the chair of the Pikes Peak Community College Dance Department. She has performed with the Ormao Dance