Wil-son Williams

GTZ Stage on Sunday at 4:00 p.m.

Wil-son Williams is a Philadelphia native, who began performing at the early age of 8 with The Next Generation Dance Company under Stephan Love and Leon Evens. Excelling in Tap, Jazz and African genres Wil has performed at The Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York and has made a guest appearance on the television talk show “People Talk”. In addition, he has trained under world renowned entertainers Maurice Hines, Jaye Allison and Delphine Mantz all before reaching high school. Wil continued his dance education with Ballet and Modern techniques at the High School of Creative and Performing Arts Philadelphia (CAPA High).

Now in Los Angeles with over 20 years of dance training Wil-son has performed all over Los Angeles in numerous LA-based dance projects with companies including Los Angeles Choreographers and Dancers, The Los Angeles Orchestra, Nike Advertisement, BET Television Network, Charo Entertainment and the L.A. County Fair.

His skills continue to grow covering Ballroom dancing styles such as Salsa, Argentine Tango and Swing. At age 18, Wil combined his love of dance with his natural ability to teach and began instructing dance, while continuing to perform. Finding that fitness and dance often went hand-in-hand, he brought in a third component to his portfolio, and launched his fitness career in Los Angeles at 26 years old.

He currently holds certifications from national fitness authorities such as the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, the American Council on Exercise and the latest dance fitness craze Zumba. Adding to his fitness training Wil has learned Turbo Kick, Pilates, and Special Population Fitness Training. Holistic wellness and natural health have been Wil’s passion for 6 years.

He stays up to the minute on the latest research in all natural dietary trends and supplements. For the past 8 years, Wil has been working with both children and adults of all ages and skill levels. He has lead many group and private classes at gyms and studios throughout West LA including Spectrum South Bay, Downtown LA Job Corps, Sports Club LA, Your Neighborhood Studio, and at special events such as the recent Lakers 3-on-3 Tournament.

Wil focuses on providing patience and a nurturing environment for his students, while always encouraging them to have fun and learn. In addition to his group classes, Wil works with several celebrities’ children including Pam Anderson, Jane Seymour, and many celebrity child stars. Many of Hollywood’s elite have been trained by Wil and attend his classes. Among them are Tara Lipinksi, Jacky Loughery, Paula Abdul, Vivica A Fox, and Mina Hung.