PLEASE NOTE: Each faculty member is scheduled to be in every city. In the event that other professional obligations arise, the CONFIRMED faculty will be posted one week prior to each JUMP city.
Billy Bell was born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida. Billy has danced with Broadway's Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey in "Back to Back to Broadway," toured with Broadway arts as Baby John in West Side Story, and was on Season 6 and 7 of Fox's So You Think You Can Dance. He has trained at Alvin Ailey, Joffrey Jazz and Contemporary, and participated in Springboard Dance Montreal where he worked with Jose Navas and Nelly Van Bommel.
After graduating from Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, Billy continued his training at The Juilliard School where he has performed rep by Jose Limon, and Sidra Bell. He has worked in many different areas of dance, from dancing with Britney Spears in her "Hold It Against Me" video, to appearing on FOXʼs "HOUSE," in a scene choreographed by Mia Michaels.
He is currently a demonstrator/faculty member on JUMP Dance Convention, Assistant Choreographer and Artist with Cherice Barton (New York, NY), and a member of Jose Navasʼ Company Flak (Montreal, QC). Having set works on contemporary companies from Los Angeles to New York, Billy is starting his transition from dancer to choreographer. A recent 2nd runner-up recipient of the 2011 Capezio A.C.E. award, Billy has set works on multiple professional companies including Westside Dance Project (Los Angeles, CA) and DeMa Dance (Brooklyn, NY). He is also the founder of two ensembles, the Dreyfoos Dance Ensemble (created in 2007) and Billy Bellʼs Lunge Dance Collective (2010) with which he is focusing his work currently. Most recently, Billy and LDC were commissioned to lead a residency in the spring of 2012 at Michigan State University, just before the 2012 New Creation of "You'll Never Be Alone" and subsequent tour in the Summer of 2012.
A current dancer with Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Bell is very accomplished in both the commercial and company worlds. Billy is a versatile dancer who has also performed the works of; Jiri Kylian, Sidi-Larbi Cherkaoui, Crystal Pite, Alexander Eckman, and Hofesh Shechter.