Jeremy Williams

Is committed to excellence and innovation in the Performing Arts in the roles of director, choreographer, producer, educator, and consultant.  He focuses on challenging and redefining the creation of new theatrical works, developing curricula and pedagogy, as well as leading professional development of educators, artists, and audiences.   As a Director/Choreographer/Producer, he has led the creation of more than 50 original pieces across the country.  Williams’ approach to performance-making, consulting and educating is centered around Audience Engagement as a tool for artistic and business success. He is a leader in the field, developing and teaching frameworks that reimagine the ways in which performance makers relate to audiences and that audience experience performance.  He is currently a consultant and facilitates learning communities for Engaging Dance Audiences for Dance/USA as well as Building Demand for the Arts for the Doris Duke Foundation.

As a director and choreographer he has staged plays, musicals, and dance in New York, regional theatre, and for universities. He is a frequent director/choreographer for the NYC-based Phoenix Theatre Ensemble. Williams' work has been seen at NYC venues: TheatreLab, The Wild Project, PS 122, Theatre at the Riverside Church as well as in readings/studio showings at The Vineyard Theatre, Gibney Dance Center, Shetler Studios, Space on White, DANY Studios, and others.  Selected Regional credits: PIPPIN, Fiddler on the Roof , and returned to stage West Side Story in the summer 2016 with Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, Medea with University of Louisville, Touched at Kentucky Center for the Arts, and Handler at the Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder. He is the Producing Director/Founder of Convergences Theatre Collective.  Current CTC projects include: Babel, an acro-dance-theatre production, Nina with Boris, a new play inspired by Chekhov, The Woman Who Was Me, a play for one woman by Peter Grandbois, and A Mexican Affair, a Latin-jazz cabaret.  Williams holds an MFA Theatre: Contemporary Performance from Naropa University.