Biography

Jeremy Williams is a director, choreographer, creator, producer, and educator working in the fields of performing arts, culture, philanthropy, and higher education. He is the founder and Producing Director of Convergences Theatre Collective. Areas of practice include community building, audience engagement, contemplative practice, and dismantling systems of oppression. He currently shares his time between NYC and Oaxaca City, Mexico.

Jeremy is committed to excellence and innovation in the Performing Arts. He focuses on challenging and redefining the creation of new works, developing curricula and pedagogy, as well as leading professional development of educators, artists, and audiences. As a Director/Choreographer/Producer, he has led the creation of more than 50 original pieces across the country. Working with a highly theatrical sensibility, Williams creates within a large range of genres and styles through compelling storytelling, heightened sensory entertainment, and a great love for old fashioned showmanship centered around powerful physical performance. He is the Founding Director of Convergences Theatre Collective, a national network of contemporary theatre artists and teachers dedicated to creating new work and sharing the artistic process with audiences – live and online.

Williams is a consultant and currently partners with the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation as the program manager for the Building Demand the the Arts grantmaking program and learning community, and with the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art as a program consultant and webinar/online events producer for the Building Bridges Program. Previously he was the associate facilitator for the Engaging Dance Audiences grantmaking program, a project of Dance/USA. As associate facilitator, Williams led the design and implementation of webinars and online learning communities to support applicants and grantees in co-learning online. These practices have become standards in the field of grantmaking in the performing arts.

As a storyteller, Jeremy builds bridges between ideas and artists, artists and projects, audiences and the creative process, and between communities through sharing stories and experiences from multiple cultures and artistic expressions – live and online.

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