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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 feature 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 and D’Artagnan in The Three Musketeers, and danced the Gypsy pas de deux in La Traviata,
In 2008, Howell joined Milwaukee Ballet where he performed principal and soloist roles, including the title role in Stephen Mills’ Hamlet, Frollo 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 Forsyth’s Herman Scherman.
In 2014, he returned to Milwaukee Ballet, where he reprised his role of Dorian Gray in 2016. Howell has also danced in Mark Godden’s Angels in the Architecture, Michael Pink’s Mirror Mirror, the Sheikh in Scheherazade, Beast in Beauty and the Beast, the title role in Dracula, the pas de deux of Val Caniparoli’s Lambarena and alongside his wife Nicole Teague-Howell, in La Bohème. Offstage, he served as emcee for The Ball since 2017. Howell looks forward to welcome his first child with Nicole this October.