Founder, Principal

EDGE Executive Director

Jazz, Turns and Jazz 40

Bill is a Founder, Principal and Officer of the L.A. DanceForce Corporation (1992-present), which is the parent corporation of EDGE and the LADF Workshop and Competition.  He is involved in every aspect of the corporation and its divisions.  Bill is the Executive Director of EDGE (1992-present) overseeing business, operations, programs and faculty.  He was a Director for LADF (1989-2010) and was key to its direction and operations.  Bill is a Founder and Officer for the non-profit dance advocacy corporation The Dance Fund (2005-present).  Bill has also been a past board member for Hysterica Dance Company.


Bill has instructed intermediate and advanced jazz and turns technique classes in Los Angeles at Dupree Dance Academy (1984-1987), L.A. Dance Academy (1987-1992) and EDGE (1992-present).  On tour, Bill has instructed for Dupree Dance Expo (1986-1987) and LADF Workshop and Competition (1989-2002).  He has instructed master classes and adjudicated in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand where he was also an advisor to a national jazz syllabus.


Bill has appeared in commercials for Hyundai, Crystal Light, Burger King and Kirin Beer. He was a featured performer on the 5th and 6th season of the original television series Fame, as well as multiple appearances on the series Amazing Stories and Shelley Duvall's, Faerie Tale Theatre. Bill can be seen in the feature films Back To The Future, Girls Just Want To Have Fun and Electric Boogaloo as well as the video Rappin' Rodney by Rodney Dangerfield. In addition to film, television, commercials and video, Bill has been involved in many live theatre and musical productions including A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Cabaret, Pippin and Carnival. Throughout his career, Bill has worked with an impressive list of artists that includes Francis Ford Coppola, Melora Hardin, Justine Bateman, John Lithgow, Christopher Hewitt, Harry Dean Stanton and Lolita Davidovich.


Since 1988, Bill has produced and directed the annual Professional Program and EDGE show.  He has worked on corporate events including Nokia, Fujisawa Pharmaceutical, TIA and IBEW and has choreographed for a tribute to MGM Musical Movies by the National Council on Aging (NCOA).  For live theatre Bill has choreographed the shows Ultimate Idol, created by Mindy Sterling at the famed Groundlings Theatre, and Beverly Winwood's Actors Showcase, featuring Paul Rubens, Tim Bagley, Mindy Sterling, Jennifer Coolidge and Michael Hitchcock.




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