Bill Evans has a B.A. in English and an M.F.A. in dance from University of Utah, and is a certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst. In 1975, he founded the Bill Evans Dance Company in Utah; he and the Company moved to Seattle in 1976 and stayed there for seven years. In addition to being a member of the faculty at the University of New Mexico, Evans is artistic director of the Albuquerque Youth dance Troupe. Among his numerous accomplishments, Evans has been the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and thirty-two other grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and state, regional and provincial arts agencies, and is a full-time visiting professor/guest artist in the Department of Dance at the State University of New York College at Brockport. As a choreographer, Evans can be characterized as having a keen eye for the details of body language that betray human frailty and absurdity, combined with an ability to communicate and entertain with humor.
Company website: www.billevansdance.org
2005 Lifetime Achievement Award speech