Welcome! I’m Bill.

 

The story begins with tap dance. When I first discovered it, I was 16.

 

 

I’ve been making noise with my feet ever since.

Rehearsals for Strictly Gershwin (Queensland Ballet)
Photo: Eduardo Vieira

Like most who pursue a life in the arts, my journey as a tap dance choreographer/performer/teacher has come with much challenge and uncertainty. In spite of this, it has been a truly wonderful adventure. I have travelled much of the world, built a wealth of experience and stories, and have worked and shared the love of this art-form with thousands of remarkable people.

Just fixing my hat.
Photo: David Collins

But for me, tap dance is only the beginning.

‘Limbo’ – a one-man work for theatre.

I identify as a ‘Multipotentialite’, someone with more than one creative pursuit or calling. In addition to tap dance, my creative curiousity often leads me toward writing, photography, acting, music, film and design.

I am happiest when creating and I thrive on work. I spend my days diving in to a variety of creative adventures and projects.

No matter where the journey takes me, it’s usually not long before the call of the wooden floor has brought me back to tap dance.

I live in Melbourne, Australia. When the world is not in the grips of a global pandemic, I host monthly masterclasses for adults. I love to teach and to travel; I run sporadic classes in other areas where I can.

Impromptu beginner street class, World Domination Summit
Portland, Oregon, USA

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Lastly, I wanted to share a quote that I enjoy to ponder:

 

“No other care has he in life but to keep his mind from straying into paths incompatible with those of an intelligent and social being.”

– Marcus Aurelius

 

Thank you for stopping by. Please, feel free to explore.

 

I hope we can connect again. Please don’t hesitate to drop me a message.

 

Yours in the revolution,

 


 

Performance, Choreography & Teaching Highlights

2019

Australian Tap Dance Festival – Faculty
‘THREE’ (with Topology Music and Grant Collins) – Choreographer, Performer & Co-Producer
The Dance Center (California, USA) – Guest Teacher
Victorian College of the Arts (VCA – Melbourne, Australia) – Guest Teacher
The Space Dance and Arts Center (Melbourne, Australia) – Guest Teacher

2018

Australian Tap Dance Festival – Faculty
Derek Deane’s ‘Strictly Gershwin’ – American Premiere (Tulsa Ballet Company) – Tap Choreographer
The Dance Center (California, USA) – Guest Teacher

2017

Sydney Tap Festival – Guest Performer
‘Just TAP’ – How to Tap Dance for Advanced Beginners (Video Course) – Creator

2016

Derek Deane’s ‘Strictly Gershwin’ – Australian Premiere (Queensland Ballet Company) – Tap Choreographer
‘LIMBO’ (Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art) – Writer, Performer, Choreographer
‘Just TAP’ – How to Tap Dance for Absolute Beginners (Video Course) – Creator
The Dance Center (California, USA) – Guest Teacher

2015
and prior

Australian Tap Dance Festival – Faculty
Queensland Theatre Company – Movement Consultant
‘THREE’ (with Topology Music and Grant Collins) – Choreographer, Performer & Co-Producer
‘Rhythm Junkies’ (with Red Hot Rhythm) – Writer, Producer, Performer & Principal Choreographer *
‘Tap Dance Concerto’ (with Queensland Symphony Orchestra) – Choreographer & Performer
Queensland University of Technology – Guest Lecturer
Dein Perry’s ‘Tap Dogs’ – Performer (Corporate)
Red Hot Rhythm – Founder, Director Choreographer, Teacher

Plus a bunch of corporate events. Clients include:
Montblanc, Piaget, Ritz Carlton Hotels, Virgin.

 

* Australian Dance Award winner for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Dance or Musical Theatre’ (2014)

 

Formal Training

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) – Brisbane, Australia – Associate Degree in Dance