Instructor - Jazz, Tap, Combo, & Performance Company
Billy is a Dance Teacher, Choreographer, and Actor. He started learning dance thru his many high school musicals back in Paintsville, Kentucky. While at Kentucky’s Morehead State University, he was a Theatre major with a focus in Costume Design –all while studying Ballet, Jazz, and Modern Dance. During college summers, he performed and taught Modern and Jazz classes with Unto These Hills Outdoor Drama, eventually working his way up to Dance captain, Soloist, and Choreography assistant. Billy was brought to Nashville with an audition for Tennessee Dance Theatre. He spent 6 years with the Contemporary/Modern company touring the United States and France. He has had the pleasure of performing or choreographing for many area companies including Cumberland County Playhouse, Nashville Repertory, Studio Tenn, Chaffins Dinner Theatre, Gaylord, The Boiler Room, Act Too Players, Nashville Children’s Theatre, Amato Productions, Gary Music, Phoenix Rising(Country Express-Japan Tour), Buena Vista (The Perry Danos’ Show in Las Vegas) and Martina McBride for her Joy of Christmas National tour(4 seasons). Teaching has always been a part of his Tennessee life- with classes or Masterclasses for Cumberland University, Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, Hunters Lane High school, and Nashville School of the Arts. Billy was asked to come to Bellevue dance Center exactly when he needed a change in his life. He never knew how fulfilling it would be and has been there for 5 years.