Phil Williams. Artistic Director

Phil Williams is an international choreographer and artistic director of Cascade Dance Theatre. He was nominated as best Male Dance Artist at the 2017 Wales Theatre Awards. He trained at London Contemporary Dance School and later joined their touring company 4D. Upon graduating in Phil joined National Dance Company Wales, extensively touring nationally and internationally. During his six years there he made three works for the NDCWales Alternative Routes seasons. Phil returned to NDCWales in 2011 as Rehearsal Director. Phil has been the project director and choreographer for NDCWales Plunge projects and their Graduate Ensemble, touring extensively through Wales.

He was awarded the Arts Mark for outstanding work with young people having created many large-scale productions such as ‘Carmina Burana’ and ‘Scheherazade’.

Phil has worked with amongst others, Welsh National Opera, National Theatre Wales, National Youth Theatre Wales, Tilted Productions, Stem Dance Bangalore, DanceWorx Delhi and Mumbai, Silesian Dance Theatre, Theatr Na Nog, Wales Millennium Centre, Red And Black Films, Mercury Thetare, Making Music and Waking Exploits.

Phil is founding director of Shock n Awe Performance Company. It was with this company that he won the 2011 Herald Angel Award at the Edinburgh Festival.

He was also artistic director of ‘Flights of Fancy’ for the Park and Dare Theatre Centenary celebration, nominated for a Wales Theatre Award.

As artistic director of the Wales-based Cascade Dance Theatre, he continues to work with international dancers, choregraphers and composers.

Phil has taught and made work in countries including India, Japan, Cuba, Poland, Lithuania and UK.