Billbob Brown was Chair of the School of Dance at the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts, and before that the director of the Dance Program at UMass Amherst.  Co-founder and artistic director of Desert Dance Theatre in Phoenix (now in its 36th year) in the 1980s, he has performed and taught across the globe, including tours in Japan, Thailand, Great Britain, and Mexico; created shows for the Utah Shakespearean Festival, and choreographed and performed in TV work and commercials for the Chicago Cubs, Molson Canadian Beer, Disney Studios, and ABC-TV, which have received numerous awards.  He has toured internationally with the Bill Evans Dance Company, and was director of Buen Viaje Dancers, a group of people with disabilities. His Emmy-award winning video, “Opening Doors,” with Buen Viaje, has been seen on PBS stations across the country.  His teaching and choreography emphasize spatial and energetic awareness, community and social connectivity, through humor, serious topics, and digital arts.