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Bashaun Williams


Bashaun is a native of Lubbock, Texas. As a Junior and Senior, he was captain of his Varsity Basketball team and a member of Ballet Lubbock's pre- professional Company. He first started his formal dance training at the age of 16 in Texas under Yvonne Racz-Key, Artistic Director. In 2007, Bashaun relocated to Salt Lake City to attended the University of Utah on both academic and artistic merit scholarships, in the department of ballet. While at the U, he was a member of the departments resident company for 4 years and danced Principal and Soloist roles.

In 2011, Bashaun joined Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company. He has been fortunate to have toured extensively throughout the United States, Africa, France, Mongolia and South Korea as a performer and educator. While with RW, he also has had the pleasure of working with renowned choreographers such as Stevan Novakovich, Edward Truitt, Val Caniparoli, Rick Tija, Johannes Weiland, Bill T. Jones, Charlotte Boye-Christensen, Doug Varone, Yin Yue, Raja Feather Kelly and Daniel Charon, among others. Bashaun is forever grateful for the opportunity to perform, teach, inspire and grow alongside such a wonderful community of people here in the Salt Lake area.

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