Faculty Bio

Rodni Williams

College of Fine Arts and Production

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Rodni Williams is a native of Miami, FL. He has danced with companies such as the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Wylliams/Henry Danse Theater since its inception, The MAFATA Dance Co, NY, Rod Rogers Dance Co., Garth Fagan Dance, The Clive Thompson Dance Company, The Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theater, Deeply Rooted Productions and Dance Miami to name a few. His theatrical productions include the Jay Leno Show, Love in Four Acts for PBS Chicago, a tour of "FAME the Musical," the PBS Special Martin, Bible Stories, Mephistopheles, God's Trombones and Abyssinia with director, Mike Malone and the Philadelphia Opera Company. Rodni holds the B.F.A. in dance from Adelphi University and has also studied at the Dance Theater of Harlem and The Ailey School. Williams has worked, taught and performed in the Kansas City community and region. He has been a guest faculty member at The University of Arizona-Tucson and has also taught at the Ailey School, MOVE ON Dance Center and Williams is Co-Founder/Associate Artistic Director of Black Dance Festival, Vienna, Austria. Rodni is also a member of The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Omicron Xi Lambda Chapter and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity. Williams is very active in his church ministries as well as in numerous community activities. He has been nominated into the 2010 edition of Who's Who in America. Williams has working in the Theater Alliance H Street Playhouse's production of Black Nativity for two seasons. Rodni recently relocated to Phoenix as he is currently a new faculty member at GCU. Rodni has received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from The University of Arizona-Tucson. He is so pleased and honored to be a faculty member at Grand Canyon University.