Marcus Jarrell Willis has worked professionally with RIOULT, Dominic Walsh Dance Theater, Tania Pérez-Salas Compañía de Danza and Ailey II. Willis performed with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater from 2008-2016. He has presented choreographic works in festivals across the United States and Europe. Commissions include choreographic works created for Ailey II, TU Dance, Company Danzante, The Juilliard School, The Ailey School, University of Minnesota, Lucia Marthas Institute for the Performing Arts, Satellite Collective, Dance Gallery Festival and The 92nd Y Dance Introduction Series, among others. Willis is the Founder of MJ Willis Project-Inc, which made its debut in Wales in 2017, premiering “My Brother, Dear Sister”. Willis was named Best Choreographer for TU Dance creation, Sensible Existence in City Pages 2018 Best of the Twin Cities. He has been named 2018/19 Leverhulme Choreography Fellow at Rambert Dance in London.
On December 18, 2018