​“​Willy Shives, an astounding dancer who immerses himself completely into every role...”

                  —Anna Kisselgoff  THE NEW YORK TIMES (October 24 2000)


Willy Shives is one of the most sought out ballet masters in the country.  His versatility, experience, thorough knowledge of dance, professionalism and positive energy make him an invaluable asset to any project.  

Willy is available for special engagements—teaching, staging works, master classes, lectures, and choreography.

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Artists:  Laura Desiree & Willy Shives

Photo by:   Randy Choura 1997

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