& PRINCIPAL CASTING
Bill Dance Casting is the premier principal and extras casting company for big budget movies, television series, commercials, music videos, and new media. For over 30 years, the company has maintained a successful and reputable business, consistently providing background artists and additional principal actors to award-winning productions. Recent films include: Alice In Wonderland, Angels & Demons, Frost/Nixon, Yes Man, and Academy Award winner, A Beautiful Mind. Television projects include Mad Men, Deadwood, and Entourage.
Bill Dance Casting has worked with noted film directors such as Ron Howard, Joel Schumacher, James L. Brooks, and Tim Burton. They continue to entrust us to provide talent that will deliver the true artistic production value for their visions.
BEHIND THE VISION
Bill Dance, a native Virginian, developed a true passion for the Arts at an early age and began studying dance at the age of three. After high school, he traveled to Los Angeles where he was accepted into UCLA’s prestigious Theatre Arts Department. He graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Theatre Arts and went on to enjoy an accomplished performing career as an actor, singer, and dancer. One of the highlights of his career was working with Gene Kelly in the Broadway show Gene Kelly’s – A Salute to Broadway in which Mr. Dance co-starred. Opening night, he received a telegram saying, “Bill…Dance, Dance, Dance! -Gene Kelly.”
In his late twenties, Mr. Dance began working as a Casting Director and now owns and operates the premier casting company, Bill Dance Casting. He has worked on more than 200 films and TV shows, and is dedicated to quality casting and realism.
Mr. Dance has worked with many of the film industry’s most respected directors, producers, and actors. The impressive list includes Ron Howard, Joel Schumacher, James L. Brooks, Cameron Crowe, David Fincher, Gary Marshall, Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, Julia Roberts, Tom Cruise, Brian Grazer, Tim Burton, Herbert Ross, Robert Altman, Francis Ford Coppola, Stephens Frears, Ken Russell, and Oliver Stone.
During his career as a Casting Director, Mr. Dance has provided quality background talent and additional principal casting for prestigious films such as Academy Award winners, Alice In Wonderland and A Beautiful Mind; and blockbusters, Hangover 2, Angels & Demons, Frost/Nixon, Yes Man and The Grinch. Other feature films he has keyed include The Truman Show, Jerry Maguire, When A Man Loves A Woman, Indecent Proposal, Far and Away, and Steel Magnolias, in addition to the hit TV series Mad Men, Entourage, and Deadwood.