Today we’d like to introduce you to Will Simmons.
Since the age of four, William Simmons, II a.k.a. “Big Will,” already knew dancing, performing on stage, and acting was what he wanted to do. In order to pursue his dreams, William began training in hip-hop with a junior team called TM Tots. He excelled quickly and was ready when Poreotics (Season 5 winners of American Best Dance Crew) decided to start a junior team by the name of Miniotics. Will auditioned and made the team. There, he found his love for popping and hip-hop isolation moves. Popping is Will’s first love, but he is also trained in other dance genres such as: hip-hop, ballet, jazz, contemporary, locking, robotics and tricking.
Will’s hard work, dedication and training has been paying off. He currently has dance representation with MSA Agency. Being part of the dance entertainment community has gifted him with being able to audition for and book many dance jobs. When asked what his biggest job has been so far, William replied, “THE SUPER BOWL 49!! I performed with Missy Elliott and Katy Perry in front of 118 million people!” For the young age of 19, William has an extensive list of dance credits and has been blessed to work with many A-List celebrity singers, dancers and actors.
As Will’s work in the entertainment industry has grown, he discovered that acting has become his new love and passion. He has a theatrical agent and is enjoying life as an actor. Having booked two movies and TV shows. Will is in a movie that came out 2019, called “Next Level!”
Will has dreams and aspirations to become the next Chadwick Boseman, Denzel Washington or Morgan Freeman! He knows it will take a lot of hard work and sacrifice, but he’s up for the job!
Will also would like to have his very own clothing line, teach and mentor the youth who would love to dance, but because of circumstances, aren’t able to take classes. He is a believer of having goals and what it takes to make those goals a reality and wants to spread the message to “Never Give Up” to anyone who needs to hear it.
“My goal is to BE GREAT and always be the hardest worker in the room. I strive to be that everyday, in everything I do.” – William B. Simmons
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
My mom decided to quit her job when I took my career as a professional dancer. She became a full-time mommager. My dad had to work two jobs and spend less time with the family due to work. I’m very thankful for my parents for sacrificing so much for me.
I think I struggled with learning choreography at a young age looking back at my older videos. I remember being the only little kid not doing the dance and doing his own thing. I think with experience and learning my body movement, my memorization for choreography became a lot better.
Figuring out who I am as a person and dancer took some time for me. Especially in the industry, all you do is get compared from the dancer next to you. I’m so thankful for this inner journey within myself because I have so much love and respect for what I do. I can look back at the past and see how much I’ve grown overall.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
For me I never believed in luck. I always focused on putting in hard work to get a great outcome. I fought for every job I have ever gotten. There was a time where I booked a Macy’s Glamorama Tour and the audition had 300 dancers. I was the only dancer out of the audition that got booked.
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