Bill Dance (casting director)
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Bill Dance is a native Virginian, who grew up in the small town of Petersburg, Virginia. Bill Dance began his career initially dancing with the Richmond Ballet, and he spent time touring with U.S.O. shows. He then moved to Los Angeles, California in order to attend the University of California, Los Angeles in the Theater Department.
Eventually, Bill Dance graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Theater Arts, and began his career as an actor. State performances include "Gene Kelly's A Salute to Broadway", "Wonderful Town", and "No No Nanette". Eventually he even went on to write, produce, and act in an original play that showcased in Los Angeles called "Mind Games".
After a successful career as a dancer/actor, Bill Dance began work as a casting director. He and his company, Bill Dance Casting has been continuously working in Hollywood for the last 30 years. Bill Dance has worked with such notable professionals as Ron Howard, Tim Burton, Brian Grazer, Joel Schumacher, Wes Craven, and Oliver Stone.
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- Love That Girl!(2013–present)
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- Mad Men (2007–present)
- Deadwood (2004–2006)
- Monk (2002–2009)
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6. MAGIC IMAGE HOLLYWOOD MAGAZINE INTERVIEW WITH BILL DANCE. Perf. Bill Dance and Brie Strohmeyer. Youtube.com. 22 Sept. 2010. Web. 20 Mar. 2011. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FTIe9morfM>.