A Repertory Dance Company
William Isaac in Visual Brainstorming
choreography Karole Armitage
Guggenheim Museum Works in Process
With his many years as an experienced teacher, he has conducted outreach and taught classes for Alvin Ailey American Dance Center (Teaching Artist), Ailey II, American Ballet Theater’s Make a Ballet program (Teaching Artist), Harlem School of the Arts, New York City Center (Teaching Artist), Columbia College in Chicago, The Door New York City, The University of Illinois in Champaign Urbana, Eglevsky Ballet, EMIA, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art & Performing Arts and Joffrey’s Jazz and Contemporary program.
As an assistant choreographer he has worked on the 2008 Tony award winning musical production of Passing Strange (later filmed by Spike Lee), and the 2015 production of El Publico (a new opera at Teatro Real in Madrid Spain based on Frederico Lorca’s play of the same title). He has also assisted in the staging of works by Dwight Rhoden and Karole Armitage. In creation of his own work Mr. Isaac has created work for Philadanco’s Danco on Danco, collaborated with former Artistic Director Karole Armitage on her work 3 Theories for Armitage Gone! Dance for the World Science Fair in 2010. He has been a guest choreographer for the Senior Graduation Concert for Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art & Performing Arts in New York City for graduating classes in years 2011, 2012,2014 and 2017, The Brooklyn High School for the Arts in 2016, The Joffrey Jazz and Contemporary Summer program in 2015 & 2017, and The Juilliard Summer Dance program in 2017. His choreographic skills have also brought him to the commercial world working with Nike and supermodel Karlie Kloss on the Nike X Pedro Lourenco campaign and Coke Zero campaign for Spain.
In the fall of 2011 Mr. Isaac started his new company Kymera Dance, securing a place for his choreography and coaching young artists. The inaugural performance for Kymera Dance was in February 2012 at The Little Flower Theater in New York City. Kymera Dance has presented work at JCC in Manhattan, Thelma Hill Arts Center, and Brooklyn Ballets First Look series. Mr. Isaac is a former Van Lier Fellowship recipient (1992-1994), NFAA finalist and winner (Young Arts)1995, Donna Reed Festival Finalist 1995 and has been awarded a William Loeb award in 1997 and a New York Dance and Performance (“Bessie”) award 2007-2008.
WILLIAM ISAAC, born on the island of St. Johns, Antigua, is an alumnus of The Juilliard School, The School at Jacob’s Pillow, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art & Performing Arts and the Ailey School. He has formerly danced with Armitage Gone! Dance as the principal male artist under the directorship of Karole Armitage, along with Ballet de Lorraine in Nancy, France, (Artistic Director Didier Deschamps) The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Artistic Director Judith Jamison), Complexions Contemporary Ballet (Artistic Directors Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson), Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet (Artistic Director Alonzo King), Dance Theatre of Harlem (Artistic Director Arthur Mitchell), and Philandanco (Artistic Director Joan Myers Brown).