Billy as the face for the new generation of fitness. He is a certified professional known for designing feel good fitness programs that make working out fun. After an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show with his wife and partner Sharon, their first program Cardioke created a worldwide media frenzy. Since then, Billy has been featured on ABC, NBC, CNN, MTV, VH1, FOX, So You Think You Can Dance, E!, Entertainment Tonight, Style Network, Ruby, Endemol UK, FUJI TV (Japan) and more. He made history on the hit TV show Shark Tank after turning down a deal proposed by billionaire Mark Cuban and millionaire branding genius Daymond John when the latter shark left the tank and talked Billy and Sharon into taking the deal. The result was their business Dance It Out (DIO) ® becoming the fastest growing fitness based dance program in America.
Self taught and working professionally from his youth, Billy gained much exposure and experience in the world of dance and entertainment. Icon Paula Abdul has been Billy’s friend and mentor since he was eleven years old. As a young teen he choreographed school musical productions and created after school dance groups to give youth a positive outlet to utilize their time. As Billy’s notoriety grew, he earned roles as a dancer in music videos with Paula, Madonna, Crystal Method (directed by Gore Verbinski), Quincy Jones, and Babyface. His credits also include TV appearances on the shows American Dreams with Alicia Keys, The Practice, Sister Sister with Tia and Tamera Mowry, kids Incorporated, Homeboys From Outer Space, My Cousin Skeeter, and The Tonight Show. Billy starred as Tyrone Jackson in the US touring company of the Broadway musical Fame and also toured throughout all of Europe. Billy went on to direct and choreograph the WeSparkle Take II celebrity concert for the WeSpark Cancer Support Center with Tom Hanks, Jason Alexander, Brian Cranston, Joey Lawrence, Britney Spears, Michael Chiklis, Hal Sparks, the cast of Will & Grace, and a total of 45 premier celebrities. He choreographed the end sequence for the movie I Hope You Dance.
Billy comes from a fitness family (his father is Tae Bo creator Billy Blanks) and has twenty plus years in the field. In 2012, with the success of DIO ® and because of their work with children and families, Billy and Sharon were dubbed America’s First Family of Fitness. That title was solidified after their appearance on the Dr. Oz Show where they debuted a few recipes from their book The Live It! Billy is also the co-author of All In! (Getting Your Family on the Same Healthy Page) and In Fitness and In Health (How to Lose Weight Without Losing Your Mate). Billy offers an uplifting, candid look at what it takes to really be a good father, husband, and a real man in his book Who’s Your Daddy? He is the proud daddy of his son Elijah.
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