William Gill, a Chicago native has danced and taught professionally throughout the nation and internationally for the last 12 years. He started his career with the Joel Hall Dancers and The Bryant Ballet where he was a principal dancer.
He recently moved back to Chicago after touring with the Dallas Black Dance Theatre for the past 8 years. While at Dallas Black he worked with many dance legends such as Donald Bryd, Alonzo King, Donald McKayle, Milton Myers and Chuck Davis, just to name a few. He was proud to be chosen to teach and perform at The Austrian Dance Festival in 2006, in Vienna, Austria where he performed the legendary solo “Ostrich” choreographed by Asadata Dafora.
Although he has an extensive concert background, he had the opportunity to work with Hollywood choreographers Otis Sallid and Niesha Folks on the Movie “Hoodlums” with Lawrence Fishburne, Queen Latifah and Cicely Tyson in 1999. He can also be seen in the television show “The Untouchables”.
Recently (2010) he was proud to return to Europe in Liverpool, England with The Joel Hall Dancers where he was a guest artist at the Leap International Dance Festival. William is in demand throughout the Chicagoland area and across the nation for his modern classes (Horton style), which have been said to be “high energy” and “intense.”
He is on staff full-time in Chicago at Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center and Joel Hall Dance Center, where he is glad to be working again with his mentors Homer Bryant and Joel Hall. He also teaches master classes at many colleges, studios and dance conventions across the nation.