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TREVOR WILLIAMS

TREVOR WILLIAMS

Paducah, KY

Trevor began his dance training at the age of 15 in his hometown of Paducah, KY, under the direction of Beverly Rogers and David Foresman. At 17, he joined Louisville Ballet’s Studio Company for two seasons, coached by various teachers and mentors before being promoted to Company Artist for two following seasons. After this, he began his transition into freelance work. During his time with the Louisville Ballet, Trevor danced many originated roles, as well as other featured, soloist and ensemble roles with the company, including Daniel Riley’s Tonal and Andrea Schermoly’s Appalachian Spring and The Great Bear which the company toured to the United Kingdom. Transitioning into freelance work, he was offered the opportunity to dance with Bay Area based ballet company, Ballet22, allowing him the opportunity to further his training not only in flat shoes, but en pointe as well. Seeking to settle in one place again after a period of freelancing, Trevor excitedly joins Ballet Pensacola.

Dancer Name: Trevor Williams

Place of Birth: Paducah, KY

One word to describe why I dance: “Relief

Favorite Color: Alpine Green

Favorite Role danced: “Young Hunter” in Andrea Schermoly’s The Great Bear

Dream Role: Any role in William Forsythe’s Blake Works

Favorite Choreographer: William Forsythe

Favorite Traditional Ballet: It’s a tie between Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon and Jean Guillaume Bart’s La Source

Favorite Cuisine / Dish: Chicken Lo Mein

Favorite hobby: Camping/Hiking

A Fun Fact about me: I once learned how to drive a manual (stick shift) car, solely because the exact car that I wanted at the time was a manual Fiat

A short paragraph why you dance / what you feel when you dance:

“I dance to express what can’t be said in words all the time, and to release any negative thoughts or emotions present. You can always find me hidden away in an empty studio with the lights dim and lofi playing, jamming out.”

What would you like your audience/community to gain from your performances:

I’ve always said that I hope the audience goes home with something to think about, whether it be that nostalgic holiday feeling after The Nutcracker, or witnessing a piece of choreography that then invites your own thought and interpretation of the piece or story. That’s why I’m particularly a fan of pieces that leave a bit to the imagination in how it can be interpreted, because I quite like when dance creates a conversation, that’s the purpose of art!


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