WILL BELL

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JAZZ

Will B. Bell began his formal training starting with the dance competition circuit at the age of 15 in the Baltimore area. After high school, Will attended Towson University as a finalist for the “Maryland Distinguished Scholar for Talent in the Arts” scholarship. Here, Will received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance Performance. During his training at Towson University, he studied heavily and worked under Linda Denise Fisher Harrell (former Ailey principal dancer), Troy Powell (Ailey II Artistic Director) and Runqiao Du (Former Washington Ballet principal dancer) just to a name a few.

Right after college, Will moved to Los Angeles, CA to pursue his career in commercial dance where he has worked with television and movie choreographers such as Michael Rooney, Ryan Heffington, Kitty McNamee, Keith Young, Denise Faye, Melanie Williams, Tony Gonzalez, Michael Rooney and more. Through these choreographers, he has worked with and on ABC’s General hospital, Sci Fi’s Face Off, Hugh Jackman, a music video with Arcade Fire’s Will Butler featuring Oscar winner Emma Stone, and an AT&T commercial just to name a few. He has also performed in productions with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at the historic Walt Disney Concert Hall. Will had the opportunity for a few years, performing with Japanese pop icon, Koichi Domoto, in “Endless Shock,” the musical, in Tokyo. He was also seen dancing and acting in “Hairspray Live” on NBC along side stars like Derek Hough, Ariana Grande, and Jennifer Hudson. Recently, his contemporary ballet work was featured in Matthew Washington’s music video “Love Left Me Lonely”. Currently Will is on faculty at Millennium Dance Complex and is teaching at Edge Performing Arts Center, Movement Lifestyle, Debbie Reynold’s Legacy Studios, and internationally teaching jazz, contemporary, contemporary ballet, and modern.