How Ebony Williams danced her way from Boston to Beyonce!

As much as we’ve tried to get Beyoncé’s moves down, we’ve got nothin’ on Ebony Williams. Not only has she performed in the Super Bowl with Beyoncé and danced backup for her “Single Ladies” video, but she’s also appeared in videos for Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, and Ciara, and is a current member in the renowned Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet company.
Since the Beantown native has been dancing since the age of eight, you might think that it’s the one thing she always wanted to do. But, as Williams explains, her childhood dreams were much different: “I wanted to be an interior designer. I definitely didn’t want to dance, although I enjoyed it very much. Too many people were trying to influence me to go in that direction, and I hated to be told what to do.” Williams realized her ambitions as a dancer, however, and now it’s the only thing she can think of doing. “I love performing, so I’d love to dance for as long as I can…Anytime I get to work with the younger generation, they always remind me to love it and enjoy every moment.”
Williams’ success and positive attitude are totally inspiring.

Her mantra is, “I believe that everything you want, need, desire whether it’s a job, love or a home! It’s already yours, your name is on it and it’s just waiting for you to find it.” – • July 2013

“It’s the freedom of expression. I love to speak through my body … that’s my form of expression. I like making people happy through my vulnerability as a dancer… letting them know who I am as a person through what I do as an art.” – Ebony Williams


  • KPOP (Off Broadway) Ars Nova / Woodshed

  • New York Fashion Rocks ’07

  • ShowTime at the Apollo (Pilot & Special)

  • 2016 Tidal – Beyoncé

  • Super Bowl 47 & 50- Beyoncé

  • VMAs 2016- Beyoncé

  • BET Awards 2016- Beyoncé/ Kendrick Lamar

  • Made in America- Beyoncé/Phenomenal Woman Solo

  • 2017 Grammy’s – Beyonce

  • Global Citizen- Beyoncé/Phenomenal Woman Solo

  • Beyoncé “Formation” World Tour

  • Beyoncé “I Am… Sasha Fierce” (Promo Tour)


  • Good Morning America-Fifth Harmony

  • The Get Down

  • Vinyl

  • 106 Park-Jason Derulo

  • America’s Got Talent

  • Fashion Rocks- Jennifer Lopez

  • Black Girls Rock- Jennifer Hudson

  • SNL “Soul Train”

  • VMA & AMA’s- Beyoncé “Single Ladies”

  • FILM – Isn’t it Romantic

  • FILM – Adjustment Bureau

  • FILM – Out Of Focus-Cedar Lake (Deca Dance)

  • COMMERCIAL – Samsung Galaxy

  • COMMERCIAL – Tiffany & Co.


  • Beyoncé “Lemonade”

  • Beyoncé “Formation”

  • Beyoncé “Single Ladies”

  • Jennifer Hudson “No One Is Going to Love You”

  • Beyoncé “Countdown”

  • Ciara ft. Justin Timberlake “Love, Sex, Magic”


  • Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet – 10 Years

  • Boston Ballet – 6 Years

  • The Boston Conservatory – BFA