Josha Williams – Instructor
Josha Spigner Williams began her classical training with Carolina Ballet Theatre (CBT) in 1998. She studied under teachers Barbara Selvy, Linda O’Brian Thompson, Mariaelena Ruiz, Hernan Justo and Anita Sun Pacylowski. Josha Williams also participated in several summer intensive programs. She studied at Quinte Ballet School in Belleville, Ontario in 2000, Kirov Academy in Washington D.C. in 2001 and at the Rock School in Philadelphia 2002. After Josha Williams finished her formal training at North Carolina School of the Arts 2001-2002, she returned to Greenville to begin her professional career with CBT in 2004. In 2008, she toured Uruguay with CBT performing in Montevideo, Colonia, Rivera, and Paysandu. While touring, she performed one of her favorite leading roles, Duo para Uno. Other leading roles include: The Dying Swan, Frida as “The Other Woman”, Arabian and the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Nutcracker.
Josha Williams has performed in many of CBT’s productions such as, Celebration of Women, Sleeping Beauty, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Raymonda, Paquita, Pulling the Strings, Unhinged, Dreams, Tangofusion, It Takes Tu-Tu Tango, Just About and Virginia’s Mine. Some of her favorite experiences while dancing as a CBT company member consist of performing MAP in 2009, a series of pieces choreographed by CBT’s guest choreographer, Alonzo King, and in 2011, Josha performed with Greenville Light Opera Works (GLOW) in “Die Fledermaus”. She retired from her professional dancing career in 2012.
Josha Williams has been a ballet instructor for the past 15 years. In 2003, she attended the SmartArts Summer Institute through the Metropolitan Arts Council and received training to teach in Greenville County Schools. She taught many dance Integration Units through Carolina Ballet Theatre and as an independent artist. Josha teaches the Kinderdanze, Ballet 1-3, Pre-Pointe, Adult Ballet and our Core de Ballet classes at DanceArts Greenville. When she is not in the dance studio you might find her instructing or taking a class at Pure Barre Greenville.
Josha leads our Pre-ballet and Ballet 1 & 2 curriculum. She is the main ballet teacher for the Adult programs and Core de Ballet (DAG’s physical conditioning class) for the school. Josha welcomed a healthy beautiful baby boy this past October, Gus Williams, and is married to David Williams.