Ep. 6/15/2022 - The Jiggy Jaguar Show-IQ and Dan Perkins & Billy Blanks JR
Billy Blanks Jr. BIO:
Self-taught and working professionally from his youth, Billy Blanks Jr. has gained much exposure and experience in the world of dance and entertainment. As a young teen he choreographed school musical productions and created after school dance groups. As Billy’s notoriety grew, he earned roles as a dancer in music videos with Paula Abdul, Madonna, Celine Dion, Crystal Method (directed by Gore Verbinski), Quincy Jones, and Babyface. His credits include TV appearances on Dr. Oz, Meredith Vieria, The Ellen Show, Home & Family, American Dreams with Alicia Keys, The Practice, Sister Sister, Kids Incorporated, Homeboys From Outer Space, My Cousin Skeeter, and The Tonight Show. Billy starred as Tyrone Jackson in the US and European touring companies of the Broadway musical Fame. He went on to direct and choreograph the WeSparkle Take II Celebrity Concert with Tom Hanks, Jason Alexander, Brian Cranston, Joey Lawrence, Britney Spears, Michael Chiklis, Hal Sparks, the cast of Will & Grace, and more. He also choreographed the end sequence for the movie I Hope You Dance. Billy made his directorial debut in NYC at Madison Square Garden directing One Night With The Stars starring Broadway Legends Betty Buckley, Lainie Kazan, Telly Leung, Mandy Gonzalez, Constantine, Tom Bergeron, Jordin Sparks, Noah Galvin, Fran Drescher, and many more. Billy was the Artistic Director of the newly renovated historical Wall Street Theater in Norwalk Connecticut. Over time, Billy has become the face for the new generation of fitness with his revolutionary dance program, Dance It Out! He made history on the hit TV show Shark Tank after turning down a deal proposed by Mark Cuban and Daymond John when the latter shark left the tank and talked Billy into taking the deal. The result was his business Dance It Out® (DIO®) becoming the fastest growing fitness based dance program in America! Dance It Out is also now a new Hit Lifestyle Talk show on The Lifetime Network. Billy is the son of Tae Bo® creator Billy Blanks. In October 2015, Billy Blanks Jr. launched the MoveTube Network where he produces and directs feel good workouts, motivational content, and other inspirational videos featuring today’s hottest dancers and celebrities.
Billy is the host/creator of televisions first Moving Talks Show that premiered on the LIFETIME Network