Ray Hesselink is a director and choreographer working in theater, film and TV. Recently, Ray has worked with the creative team of the Broadway show Billy Elliot: The Musical as a tap dance trainer and consultant. As a dancer, Ray created the role of Mr. Happy in Derick Grant's "Imagine Tap!" As a performer, Ray's favorite performances include originating the role of "Bud" in Batboy: The Musical and a recurring role on USA'S "Up All Night with Rhonda Shear." Ray has also been featured as a principal dancer in Nayikas, a classical Indian Dance Company.
Ray has choreographed for many venues including New York Musical Theater Festival, The Duke Theater, Symphony Space, Yale Drama School and many others. Ray also dubbed the tap sounds to the Dancing Elephant in the G.E. Singin' in the Rain commercial.