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Billy James Hawkains III: Dancer (Detroit, MI) began dancing under the tutelage of Anthony Smith at the Lewis Cass Technical High School. BFA from University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He has performed works by Merce Cunningham, Doug Varone, Paul Taylor, Susan Jaffe, Brenda Daniels, and Juel D. Lane among others. Recent performances include Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin for Spoleto Festival USA. He is recipient of the Career Development and International Study Opportunity Grant for participation in the Kyoto International Dance Festival in Japan. His choreography, America Divided is a direct response to recurring systemic injustices towards Black men. This is his first season with Theatre of Movement.