Clifford Williams began his dance training at F.H. LaGuardia H.S. of Art and the Performing Arts. He attended The Ailey School and The School of American Ballet , both on scholarship. He was a first level recipient of a National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts award in 1998. In 1998 he attended The Juilliard School. At Juilliard he danced works by many choreographers including Lar Lubovitch, Hans Van Manen, Jose Limon and Mauricio Wainrot. In 2001 he was invited to join Dance Theatre of Harlem where he danced until 2003.
In 2004 Mr. Williams joined Complexions. He has danced works by Dwight Rhoden, William Forsythe, Nicolo Fonte and Jae Man Joo. Since 2004 Mr. Williams has assisted Director Dwight Rhoden on numerous projects including ballets for North Carolina Dance Theater, Pittsburgh Ballet and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. He as also set Mr. Rhoden’s works on schools such as The Ailey School and NYU Tisch School for the Arts. In 2008 Mr. Williams left Complexions to dance as a Principal dancer with Compania Nacional De Danza under the Direction of Nacho Duato. During that time he danced many principal parts and was featured in creations by Mr. Duato. Mr Williams rejoined Complexions in 2009.