Meet The Founder
WILLIAM "ILLWILL" SANCHEZ
DIRECTOR & FOUNDER
Born and raised in the Bronx, New York City, Will started Breakdancing in 1995 under the guidance of the legendary bboy “Crazylegz” from the world renowned Rocksteadycrew. Two years later illwill was introduced to Julio Santiago, founder of the USA breakdancers and for the next decade had the opportunity to travel the world, perform in a
Broadway musical and appear in numerous movies, music videos and television shows.
While dancing professionally in the United States, Will was fortunate enough to work with artist such as Kanye West, Twister, Ciara, Neyo, Suga Babes, N’sync and Mandy Moore. He performed on television shows; America’s got Talent, The Rosie O’Donnell Show and the Regis and Kathy Lee Show, to name a few.
Through travelling the world with the USA Breakdancers, illwill has earned great respect in the world of street performing, winning the 2008 street performers world championship in Dublin, Ireland.
In December of 2009, Will made the audacious decision to relocate to Australia in an attempt to explore different areasof dance and bring his knowledge and skills to the other side of the world.
He promptly settled in to the Australian dance industry and has already appeared in Television commercials for Foxtel, Holden, Panasonic and Samsung. He performed on Australia’s Next Top Model Finale and X-Factor, has danced for
George Michael, appeared in music videos for Zoe Badwi and Anthony Callea and choreographed Stan Walkers film clip “Music Won’t Break Your Heart”. With all of this experience, knowledge and passion of dance, Will teaches all ages and levels, travelling the country with workshops.
In June of 2010 “illwill” founded Beat The Streets, the first crew to ever combine Breakdancing, Tap Dancing and Comedy. Surrounded by 4 of the industry’s best and most respected performers, Will has already initiated building an all inclusive entertainment company unlike anything else Australia has to offer.