Dallas native, Xavier graduated from Booker T. Washington High School of the Performing and Visual Arts (BTWHSPVA) and began his studies in Modern Dance Performance at the University of Oklahoma (OU). His repertoire as a performer includes works by choreographers Alvin Ailey, José Limón, Dwight Rhoden, and Kevin Iega Jeff. As a choreographer, he was chosen for 2016 Young Choreographers Showcase at OU where he was awarded the Scott Salmon Modern Dance Choreography Award. Santafield has previously performed with Contemporary Dance Oklahoma, DBDT: Encore!, and Dallas Black Dance Theatre.