John-William started dancing when he was 11, one evening a week at school and on Saturdays at Phoenix Dance Theatre. In his mid-teens he began performing and training with several youth dance companies, Phoenix Dance Theatre Youth Academy and Momentum Dance UK. Training in various dance styles as well these contemporary companies, he found a true passion for contemporary dance as part of the National Youth Dance Company. The artists he worked with at NYDC inspired him to train and audition for contemporary vocational schools. His ultimate goal is to join a professional company and eventually create his own work.