New York, NY 10010
During his career as a contemporary dancer, Bill performed nationally and internationally with a number of companies, including Elise Monte/David Brown, the Erick Hawkins Dance Company, Douglas Dunn and Dancers, and the Tunisian National ballet.
Bill's career as a movement educator began with teaching Pilates in 1984 at the California Institute for the Arts.
He was a senior staff instructor at the original White Cloud Studio from 1987-1999, training extensively with Gyrotonic® founder, Juliu Horvath.
Bill has taught contemporary modern dance nationally and internationally, since 1989.
In addition to a BFA from California Institute of the Arts, Bill holds degrees and/or certifications in the disciplines of Anatomy and Kinesiology, Laban Movement Analysis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Myofascial Restructuring, and Deep Tissue Bodywork.
In 1999, Bill began to develop his own line of equipment in order to synthesize his multi-faceted background into one efficient training technique offered through Shen Tao Studio.
In 2005, Bill founded the companies Shen Tao Manufacturing LLC and Shen Tao Studio LLC.
In 2008, Bill opened Shen Tao Studio at its current location at 23rd St and Park Avenue in NYC, New York. Shen Tao Studio currently offers ongoing classes, workshops, and certification programs related to both Deep Tissue Bodywork and its own unique approach to exercise physiology utilizing the patent-pending Shen Tao training equipment.