Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Theatre
Billy Bell


Billy Bell

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Guest Dancer/Choreographer (2016)

Billy Bell is an internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer. Most recently a cast member in Punchdrunk's "Sleep No More," Billy's past experiences include dancing with Jose Navas/Compagnie Flak and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet where he performed works by Jiri Kilian, Hofesh Shechter, Johan Inger, Jo Stromgren, Alexander Ekman, Crystal Pite, Benoit Swan Pouffer, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Emanuel Gat. A recipient of the Frank Prize for Emerging Artists and an A.C.E. Capezio award, he choreographs work for his company Lunge Dance Collective as well as other establishments across the country. Billy is also well established in the commercial dance scene having been on FOX's So You Think You Can Dance, after which he had the opportunity to work with the likes of Britney Spears, the original cast of RENT, and the talented cast and crew of FOX's HOUSE M.D.

Currently focusing on teaching and freelancing, Billy is working toward producing The God Complex, a new immersive dance-theater work with his production company, Cinereal Productions. Aside from dance, he has attained a degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications from New York's Fashion Institute of Technology, and is currently pursuing an Architecture degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design. He is more than thrilled to be returning to MSU for the second time to create and develop work alongside the incredibly talented student body.