Jason Williams

Interview Highlights
Q: What have been some challenges in your pre-professional or professional dance career?
I think most of my challenges have come from within myself. There were barriers and obstacles that I had to get over in my own spirit and soul. Now, I am in a place where I know that my talent, and the talent we are given as artists, is ours. It’s our gift that we own, that we possess, that we have responsibility over, that no one can take away from us, or diminish. No one can put out that fire. One of my earliest challenges was not owning or knowing my worth...

Q: Using the idea of “worldmaking” how do you imagine the performing arts world after the pandemic?
I feel like, in this space, it is so interesting because everyone in every show is in the same boat. I think this is where we can all learn that we are all the same. We realize what is most important to us. We come back more grateful and aware of what is most important to us individually, and how to make sure we are taking care of ourselves in times of distress. If you haven't saved up or learned about a way to have a safety net, now is the time to plan that. It’s like a reality check. Having a freelance life comes with the responsibility of taking care of yourself financially, physically, mentally. This is the time to reevaluate your own health...
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Jason William’s career has included television, music videos, tours, stage and film everywhere from New York and Los Angeles to London. After graduating high school Jason got an early to start his professional career as a top 8 male finalist on Season 2 of So You Think You Can Dance. After SYTYCD, he went on to work with artists like Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Mary J. Blige, Alicia keys, Paula Abdul, Jordan Sparks, Keri Hilson, Demi Lavato, Christina Aguilera, Kelsea Ballerini, Ne-Yo, Beyonce, BANKS, and many more. Jason has graced the stage of awards shows such as The Academy Awards, The Country Music Awards, The MTV Awards, The BET Awards, The Emmys, The Peoples Choice Awards, and The Billboard Awards. He was also the original cast of the incredible Las Vegas show Showstoppers at the Wynn Hotel choreographed by Marguerite Derricks and featuring original A Chorus Line choreography taught by original cast member Baayork Lee. He has danced on television shows such as Dancing with the Stars, Rupauls Drag Race, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Saturday Night Live, Mad TV and Lip Sync battle.