dominique willis

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MEET DOMINIQUE

Dominique, native of Bermuda, has been a part of the company since its inception. Previously during her career, which has spanned just under a decade, she has danced with Bodiography Contemporary Ballet Charlotte, Gaspard and Dancers and with Caroline Calouche and Co. Her foundational training began at In Motion School of Dance and ultimately, she went on to graduate magna cum laude from Dean College School of Dance with a Bachelor of Arts, and received her Post Baccalaureate Teaching License from the University of North Carolina. She received additional training from the American Ballet Theater, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Parsons Dance, RIOULT and River North Dance Chicago. Dominique has received numerous scholarships and awards for her academic achievements, artistic ability and service to the community. She proudly represents herself and the organizations that have supported her: the Bermuda Ballet Association, the National Dance Foundation of Bermuda, DanceBermuda, the Bank of Bermuda Foundation, Dean College, the Peter Leitner Arts Scholarship and the Ross Blackie Talbot Foundation. Dominique’s career has allowed her to performed in works by leading choreographers, Martha Graham, Duane Cyrus, Christian Von Howard, Gaspard Louis, Blakeley White McGuire, Robert Battle, Frank Chaves, Kim Jones and Kevin Iega Jeff. She has also performed in numerous ballets, Romeo & Juliet, Coppelia, The Nutcracker, Alice in Wonderland and the Wizard of Oz. In addition to a full performance career, Dominique has been teaching dance in private dance studios for over 10 years and also spent 6 years, 2012-2018, teaching for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District, teaching grades K-12.  

 

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WHAT SHE’S UP TO

In 2018, she relocated to her home to teach locally and this year, she joins Bermuda Civic Ballet as Interim Director with a wealth of knowledge, passion for dance and love of humanity. Dominique also is a pretty skilled investor. She spends much of her day trading Forex, Cryptocurrency, Gold etc. and teaching others to as well.