Will B. Bell began his formal dance training at the age of 15 with the dance competition circuit in Baltimore, MD. After high school, Bell attended Towson University where he was selected as a finalist for the “Maryland Distinguished Scholar for Talent in the Arts” scholarship and later received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance Performance in 2011. During his training at Towson University, Bell studied heavily and worked under Linda Denise Fisher Harrell (former Ailey principal dancer), Troy Powell (Ailey II Artistic Director) and Runqiao Du (Former Washington Ballet principal dancer) among many more renowned dance professors. While earning his degree, Bell trained at prestigious programs across the nation, including the Ailey School in New York and the Lines Ballet School in San Francisco, California.
In 2012 Bell moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in commercial dance where he worked with television and movie choreographers such as Michael Rooney, Ryan Heffington, Kitty McNamee, Denise Faye, Melanie Williams, Tony Gonzalez, and more. While working with such inspiring choreographers, Bell appeared on ABC’s “General hospital” and Sci Fi’s “Face Off”, he filmed a music video with Arcade Fire’s Will Butler featuring Oscar winner Emma Stone, danced in a national AT&T commercial, performed in productions with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at the historic Walt Disney Concert Hall and had the pleasure of working with X-Men’s Hugh Jackman. From 2014-2016 Bell had the opportunity to perform in Tokyo with Japanese pop icon Koichi Domoto in the musical “Endless Shock”. In 2016, upon his return to Los Angeles, Bell was given a dancer/actor role in “Hairspray Live” on NBC where he performed alongside Derek Hough, Ariana Grande, and Jennifer Hudson. Since 2017, Bell has been focused on perfecting his own choreographic skill set and has set and filmed works at Collegiate institutions such as Towson University, AMDA College, and The Studio School, formerly known as the Relativity School. Within the first two years of exploring his own choreographic voice Bell has been recognized internationally on many platforms and has gone viral with his own choreographic contemporary ballet work.
In early 2018, Bell was given the opportunity to perform in Beijing and Scotland in “Apologu 2047.” The production depicted the endless outcomes when dance meets technology and was directed by the iconic Chinese movie director Zhang Yimou and choreographed by international choreographers Lisa Keegan and Emma Seward. Today, Bell is using his global experience as a tool to teach; he is currently on faculty at Millennium Dance Complex and occasionally teaching at Debbie Reynolds Legacy Studios.