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Bill & Leah Hotaling

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Bill and Leah Hotaling

bill@cofdance.com
leah@cofdance.com


Bill Hotaling began his dance training in New York City. Since then, he has performed on stages throughout the world, from Radio City Music Hall in NY to the World Design Expo in Japan. He has appeared in music videos for groups such as Cameo and Sweet Obsession, and performed in many industrials for companies such as AT&T and IBM. You can see him in commercials for “Rascals” candy and “Miller Ultra” beer as well as in the film When Harry Met Sally.  

Teaching and Choreographing have become his main focus. In New York City he has taught at three of the most successful dance studios: Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway and Central Park Dance Studio He has choreographed theatrical productions of “Chicago”“The Music Man”, “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Pippin”.  

He travels extensively, teaching workshops and master classes for the leading dance organizations (Manhattan Dance Project, Dance Masters of America, Dance Caravan…), colleges and universities (Disney American College, Columbia University…), and over 200 dance studios around the world. Most recently, Bill has taught jazz & lyrical at the School of Ballet Arizona and at Arizona School of the Arts in Phoenix, AZ and the Poznan Dance Festival in Poland. He is the founder of the Manhattan Dance Project.


Leah Hotaling was a Radio City Rockette for five years and has taught master classes on the Rockette style across the country. Her classes give students the opportunity to learn the precision technique that has made the Rockettes famous all over the world.

Leah has also performed at the movie premiers for Moulin Rouge starring Nicole Kidman and Disney’s 102 Dalmatians starring Glen Close.   She has danced for Chita Rivera in a benefit show choreographed by Tony award winner Chet Walker. Leah has appeared in numerous dance instructional videos as well as on television and radio as a public relations spokesperson for Radio City Music Hall.

When she is not at the studio she enjoys spending her time with her children, Will and Drew, and husband, Bill.