Alumni

  • Timothy Anderson

    Timothy started dancing at JWSD the age of 13, beginning by learning what a plié was with the five and six year olds, and at the same time, trying to keep up with kids his age that where doing multiple pirouettes and turning switch leaps. Under the guidance of Kim Willett, at age 17 he was accepted on scholarship at the EDGE Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles, CA. Thanks to Bill Bohl & choreographer Marguerite Derricks, he was given his first job in television at the age of 18 before he was able to finish his scholarship term at the EDGE. He has had the pleasure of assisting Marguerite Derricks & other choreographers such as Wes Veldink, Alex Magno, Mandy Moore and Carrie Ann Inaba. Timothy can be seen in many movies & t.v. shows like Austin Powers 3, Starsky & Hutch, Mad TV and commercials for The Gap, Reebok and Toyota. Timothy has danced all over the world with artists Reba McEntire, Chayanne, Brian McKnight and Britney Spears. He has also lived in Italy and Japan working in television and stage. After opening the musical We Will Rock You in Las Vegas and touring with the first national tour of Wicked for 2 years, he moved to New York city to pursue his dream of performing on Broadway. Timothy made his debut in The Color Purple and was part of the original Broadway cast of 9 to 5. Staying physically fit and in top performing condition go hand in hand for Timothy. Thanks to Madonna, he had the chance of a lifetime to merge fitness & dance and join the 2012 MDNA World Tour as her personal trainer alongside her primary trainer, Nicole Winhoffer. The experience of training someone like Madonna, who seemingly has no limits as to how far she can push herself physically, has been immeasurable. Timothy currently trains with her two out of the six days a week she workouts. He is also the Addicted to Sweat Coordinator for Madonna’s Hard Candy Fitness studios.
  • Erica Brown

    After studying for five years at Joyce Willett School of Dance and performing with the Body Talk Dance Company for four years, Erica went on to train at two Rockette Summer Intensives at the Radio City Music Hall. She also served a two year Captainship of the Leander High school Blue Belles under the direction of Tracey Anderson, Erica went on to graduate from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Political Science. While in college, Erica was a member of the University of Texas Pom Squad. She also performed professionally in Zach Scott Theatre’s production ‘Rockin’ Christmas’ and taught dance classes throughout the Austin area. After graduation Erica moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue her dreams. Erica is currently represented by Otto Models. Erica has appeared in a National Sierra Mist ad, A National commercial for the TV show “The Bridge” on FX, a National Pepsi commercial, Print ads for Papaya clothing, an Akon Music video, a Samsung commercial, LA fashion week, a TV pilot with comedian Craig Robinson, and a Formula 1 campaign. Erica also teaches yoga sculpt at Hot 8 yoga in Beverly Hills, CA and at Corepower Yoga.
  • Billy Evans

    Billy Evans has been acting professionally for the last two years in Austin and Los Angeles. His credits include two feature films: The Cassidy Kids and Jumping Off Bridges, one commercial for Legos Bionacles, two music videos: Army of Anyone and HelloGoodbye, and guest appearances on Nickelodeon’s Zoey 101.
  • Jessica Hale

    After dancing with JWSD and Body Talk Dance Co. Jessica accomplished the following:Grand Prize H.E.B.’s “Get the Look” contest. She was then featured on the cover of Seventeen Magazine. She can be seen in the following movies: “Miss Congeniality”, “Sin City”, “Man Of The House”, “The New Guy”, and “Grindhouse.” She is featured in the following commercials: “Eurway”, Wal-mart”, and “Sports Clips” Jessica was the leader of the “Pom Squad” before graduating from the University of Texas last year with a degree in dance.
  • Loriel Hennington

    has come a long way from “Animal Crackers in My Soup” which she performed when she started dancing at the age of 7. She can be seen in Rush Hour 3, Fame, Hairspray and most recently HBO series True Blood and The Campaign with Will Ferrell.
  • Brittany Parks

    has a diverse background of study in dance and is currently in the Broadway Musical "shuffle Along". Brittany’s recent credits include working with Rihanna at the 50th Grammy’s and appearing in a Jo De La Rosa music video. Movie credits include “Fired Up” and “Janky Promoters” with Ice Cube. Brittany most recently appeared in the ESPY’s with Justin Timberlake, America’s Next Top Model Promo, The Katy Perry Guys Choice Awards, and the Secret Talent of The Stars with Mya.
  • Quinton Weathers

    started dancing at the age of eight at Joyce Willett School of Dance in Austin, TX. He studied in jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, lyrical, musical theater, gymnastics and also performed with Body Talk Dance Company. Each summer he trained in Los Angeles on scholarship at Edge Performing Arts Center and in New York at Broadway Dance Center and Steps.After graduating high school in 2000, Quinton Weathers lived in Los Angeles for five years and is still represented by Bloc Talent Agency. He has worked with the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Angie Stone, Snoop Dogg, Kylie Minogue, Anastasia, Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Solange Knowles, Yasmeen, Parker Posey and Chris Katan. His TV and film credits include Nickelodeon’s “All That” and “Taina,” “2002 Olympics,” “Trading Spaces,” “Next”, “Varsity Blues,” “Honey,” “Adam and Steve” and “Dream Girls” coming to theaters December 2006. He has done commercials, industrials and print for “So You Think You Can Dance,” I-pod, Motorola, Smashbox Cosmetics, Nintendo, Diesel and Levi Jeans, Nike, 7-up and Pepsi. Quinton was also a dancer on the American Idol 2 Tour and traveled around the U.S. and Canada.Quinton?s fresh choreography and outgoing attitude has made him a sought after teacher and choreographer. He has taught master classes all over the United States, Japan and Korea. For four years he taught lyrical, jazz and hip-hop at Simi Dance Center in Simi Valley, California. His students won numerous scholarships and awards around California and have gone on to work as professional dancers. He has judged competitions for Jump, Bounce, Headliners and was a guest teacher for Urban Jamm and Hall of Fame Dance Challenge. Quinton has worked with many of the high school dance teams in Texas and the University of Texas in Austin Pom Squad team. He also continues to travel around Texas, teaching on faculty for Image Dance Explosion. Quinton Weathers loves giving back what he has learned throughout the years and is excited about being back in Austin.