Mission & History

…quality dance instruction to a diverse urban community.

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Tony Williams Ballet at TEDx

Our 350 Students Learn a Variety of Technique

Tony Williams Ballet Company 2015

Urban Nutcracker

Tony Williams Ballet Company LAUNCH May 2015

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At the Tony Williams Dance Center, our mission is to provide quality dance instruction to a diverse urban community. We believe that quality dance builds physical and mental discipline and is also an excellent means of cultural education. We are proud to boast one of the most diverse class offerings, faculty, student and parent populations in the Greater Boston Area. We offer a graded ballet program, with many performance opportunities including The Urban Nutcracker and a yearly recital. We also provide authentic instruction in Ballet Folklorico, Hip-Hop, Salsa, Modern, Lyrical, Flamenco, Modern, Jazz and  Rhythm Tap, for children and adults.

History

Tony Williams is a dance pioneer and retired international ballet star. Williams’ dance philosophy uses the arts to The Tony Williams Dance Center was founded by local dance pioneer, Tony Williams, a charter member and former principal dancer of the Boston Ballet. His career continued with the Joffrey Ballet, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the National Ballet of Portugal, and the Norwegian National Ballet. He returned to his native Jamaica Plain to open a dance school and produce the popular Urban Nutcracker. In 2015, he founded the Tony Williams Ballet – a racially diverse company that is reflective of the changing diversity of Boston – will offer innovative and entertaining works with live music whenever possible.  Widely respected as a progressive dance educator, Williams has won the Dance Teacher Magazine Award and Wheelock Family Theater’s Wheel Award. In 2014, he founded the Tony Williams Ballet and expanded his dance school to Concord, Mass.

At the Tony Williams Dance Center, our mission is to provide quality dance instruction to a diverse urban community. We believe that quality dance builds physical and mental discipline and is also an excellent means of cultural education. We are proud to boast one of the most diverse class offerings, faculty, student and parent populations in the Greater Boston Area. We offer a graded ballet program, with many performance opportunities including The Urban Nutcracker and a yearly recital. We also provide authentic instruction in Ballet Folklorico, Hip-Hop, Salsa, Modern, Lyrical, Flamenco, Modern, Jazz and  Rhythm Tap, for children and adults.

En Español:

Al centro de Tony William’s Dance, nuestra misión es proveer instrucción de danza de calidad a una comunidad urbana diversa. Creemos que danza de calidad construye la disciplina física y mental y también es un medio excelente de obtener una educación cultural. Estamos orgullosos alardear uno de los ofrecimientos más diversos de clases, facultad y poblaciones de padres en el área mayor de Boston. Ofrecemos un programa de ballet calificado, con muchas oportunidades de representación que incluyen el Urban Nutcracker y un recital anual. Además, proveemos instrucción auténtica en Ballet Folklórico, Hip-Hop, Salsa, Modern, Lyrical, Flamenco, Jazz y Rhythm Tap, para los niños y adultos.

El centro de Tony Williams Dance fue fundado por pionero local de la danza, Tony Williams, un miembro fundador y bailarín principal del Boston Ballet. Su carrera continuaba con el Joffrey Ballet, el Royal Winnipeg Ballet, el ballet nacional de Portugal, y el Norwegian National Ballet. Regresó a su nativa Jamaica Plain para abrir una escuela de baile y producir el popular Urban Nutcracker. En el año 2015, fundó el Tony Williams ballet— una empresa radicalmente diversa que refleja la cambiante diversidad de Boston— ofrecerá obras innovadoras y entretenidas con música en vivo cuando posible. Respetado ampliamente como un educador progresivo de la danza, Williams ha ganado los premios de Dance Teacher Magazine y el Wheelock Family Theater’s Wheel Award. En el año 2014, fundó el Tony Williams Ballet y expandió su escuela de baile a Concord, MA.