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New Orleans native William Patrick Howell began training at age 15 at the Giacobbe Academy of Dance. He was offered full scholarships to The Rock School and the School of American Ballet, where he appeared in the film “Center Stage.” Howell began his career at BalletMet before joining United Kingdom’s Northern Ballet Theatre, where he performed the title role in Peter Pan, Gypsy pas de deux in La Traviata, and D’Artagnan in The Three Musketeers. In 2008, Howell joined Milwaukee Ballet where he performed principal and soloist roles, including the title role in Stephen Mills’ Hamlet, Frolo in Michael Pink’s Esmeralda, and Captain Hook/Mr. Darling in Michael Pink’s Peter Pan. In 2011, Howell took a leave of absence to dance with Germany’s Theatre Augsburg where he worked with renowned choreographers and had many works created for him, including The Prince in Mauro de Candia’s Cinderella, and the title role in Michael Pink’s Dorian Gray. In 2012, he won a theatre prize for his role in William Forseyth’s Herman Scherman. In 2014, he returned to Milwaukee Ballet, where he reprised his role of Dorian Gray in 2016. Last season, Howell danced in Mark Godden’s Angels in the Architecture and Michael Pink’s Mirror Mirror, and was featured as the Sheikh in Scheherazade. Offstage, he served as emcee for Absolutely Fabulous The Ball 2017.
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