The Craig F. Williams Scholarship Fund

Celebrating the life and legacy of PCB's beloved teacher and mentor, Craig Williams. 

On January 21, 2021 we said goodbye to one of PCB's teaching legends, Mr. Williams. While we feel his loss, his passion for shaping the next generation of artists remains with us. In lieu of sending flowers, his wife Denise has requested those wishing to honor Mr. Williams to donate to the newly established Craig F. Williams Scholarship, a fund with the aim to eliminate financial obstacles standing in the way of young dancers' dreams.

 

In addition, please feel free to upload any photos you have to our DropBox via the button below. 

Craig Williams began his ballet training at age nine in Carlisle, PA with Marcia Dale Weary.  He completed his training under a Ford Foundation Scholarship to George Balanchine’s School of American Ballet in New York City.  After graduation he danced professionally with The Joffrey Ballet under the direction of Robert Joffrey and with American Ballet Theatre under the direction of Lucia Chase and Mikhail Baryshnikov.  Along with dancing the standard classical repertoire, Williams danced works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Antony Tudor, Agnes de Mille, Twyla Tharp, Glen Tetley, Alvin Ailey, and Mikhail Baryshnikov’s original productions of “The Nutcracker”and “Don Quoixte.” Craig taught at the Pasadena Civic Ballet Center for more than 30 years. He is dearly missed. 

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