“When the student finds the joy in the process, a dancer is born.” Bill Waldinger
Bill Waldinger is currently a regular faculty member at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City, teaching both classical ballet and the Luigi Jazz Technique. He also is currently teaching at The New York Film Academy, the musical theater conservatory CAP 21, Molloy College, The Alden Moves Dance Theater and Hamilton Dance. He has taught at Marymount Manhattan College, Hunter College, The Manhattan Ballet School and Cora Dance. Certified by Luigi to teach the Luigi Jazz Technique, Bill has taught Luigi Jazz workshops for the New Rising Sun Dance Project at DANY Studios/Joyce SoHo. He has taught both Classical Ballet and Luigi’s work for “Broadway Donation Dance Classes”, an organization providing “pay what you can afford” dance classes for working professional dancers. As a Guest Teacher, Bill has traveled the country to numerous colleges, schools and studios. Bill has also developed absolute beginner “Dance Classes For Singers” at The Singers’ Forum.
As a performer, Bill has appeared in musical theater, concert dance, television, commercials, music videos and industrials. Highlights include regional and Off-Broadway productions of A Chorus Line, Carousel, Kismet, Drood, Oklahoma!, A Funny Thing…, Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof and Hello, Dolly!. He has danced in commercials for Time-Life, music videos for the group Fela-Antoine, was a featured dancer on the television show Soul Alive and appeared in videos for the Theater Dance Workshop. He was a company member of The David Storey Dance Works and The Labyrinth Dance Theater.
Bill began his dance training with the legendary Luigi. He also studied Jazz with Frank Hatchett, Christopher Chadman, Patricia Wilcox and David Storey. He had a full preprofessional ballet education under Mdme. Gabriella Taub-Darvash. His ballet training continued with David Howard, Fabrice Herrault and Lisa Lockwood.