Chambers was born in Florida and began dancing when she was only three years old. Her family moved to Virginia when she was nine, where she participated in various types of dance and gymnastic competitions. There she studied with and was a member of the Atrium Dance Company directed by Christine Grogis. They later moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where Chambers attended North Atlanta High School and where she continued her dance education at Warners studio (owned by the mother of well-known dancer Lorey Warner). After graduation, Chambers initially went to Spelman College, with hopes of a career in medicine, but after a successful audition for "Prince" she eventually moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting and dance career.