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THE DIRECTOR

Rodney Williams is a master educator, choreographer, composer, singer, and dancer.  His work is recognized nationally and has been heralded:

  • The Fuqua Excellence in Teaching Award (2000)
  • The Teresa Pollak Prize for Excellence in Arts (2000)
  • College Dance Educator of the Year (1999)
  • Who's Who Among American Teachers (1996)
  • "Virginia Hero" (1992)
  • Stephen Paledes Music Scholarship (1984)
  • The Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship for Academics (1976)
  • The John F. Kennedy Fellowship for Teachers (1984)
  • National Winner with Dance America (1998, 1999, 2000)
  • "Best Emotional Execution"
  • "Best Choreography"
  • "Best Costuming"
  • "Best Presentation"
  • Richmond Public School "Teacher of the Year" (1992)
  • The Milton L. Randolph, Sr. Award (1997)
 
Competition Awards

 
Lamb of God
His Eye is on the Sparrow 2nd Place
Shackles 2nd Place National Champion
Breathe 4th Place National Champion
Hot and Sassy 2nd Place National Champion
Ode to Richard 5th Place National Award
Under A Spell 2nd Place National Award
Sunday Morning 2nd Place National Award
Woman From Somalia 4th Place National Award
 
For Further Information:
Rodney Williams
(434) 395-2548
rwilliam@longwood.edu
Lancer Gym 307 Dance Studio