Wesley L. Williams Jr.

Wesley L. Williams Jr. is a dancer, choreogrpaher, entrepreneur and teacher of West African music and dance and African contemporary dance styles. He is the founder and artistic director of the Suah African Dance Theatre based in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Williams has performed with the Jan Van Dyke Dance Company, the Ballethnic Dance Company of Atlanta, Georgia, and the North Carolina Black Repertory Company. He was also a member of the Chuck Davis African American Dance Ensemble. Williams has worked alongside master teachers such as Chuck Davis, Mabel Robinson, Maya Angelou, Sherone Price, Jan Van Dyke, Rod Rogers, Ava Vinesett and Thaddeus Bennett; he is humbled to have worked with and been taught by so many legends. 

Williams has been in residency at several colleges and universities, including Duke University, UNC Greensboro, Stevens College, Lincoln University and Winston-Salem State University. He has also been featured in issues of "Dance Magazine” and “Teacher Magazine.” He is a native of Balitmore, Maryland, and studied psychology at North Carolina Central University.