Cinereal Productions is a multi-disciplinary firm that focuses on creating captivating work that commands attention and provokes thought. We aim to activate the audience and create experiential art that induces physical reaction.
Founded in 2016, by Billy Bell and Devin Compton, Cinereal was a response to the plateauing market in the art and design industries. Feeling conflicted about the lack of creation in their fields, Billy and Devin strive to shake things up and create new sectors, in which artists can continue to create. With a mixed background including dance, theater, writing, graphic design, interior architecture, and marketing, Cinereal merges disciplines to develop unique works of art that are both innovative and commercially appealing.
// Artistic Director
Billy Bell is an internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer. Most recently a cast member in Punchdrunk's "Sleep No More," Billy's past experiences include dancing with Jose Navas/Compagnie Flak and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet where he performed works by Jiri Kilian, Hofesh Shechter, Alexander Ekman, Crystal Pite, and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Billy is a recipient of the Frank Prize for Emerging Artists and an Award of Choreographic Excellence by Capezio. He is also well established in the commercial dance scene having been on FOX's So You Think You Can Dance, after which he had the opportunity to work with the likes of Britney Spears, the original cast of RENT, and the talented cast and crew of FOX's HOUSE M.D. An alumni of The Juilliard School, Billy holds a degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications with a focus on Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology, and is studying Interior Architecture and Themed Entertainment Design at Savannah College of Art and Design. Currently, Billy is touring with Radix Dance Convention and teaching modern dance techniques to dancers of all ages across the country.
Devin Compton //
Devin Compton is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy majoring in Musical Theater Performance. Most recently, she wrote, starred in and produced a web series titled "Stuck On A" that featured incredible and acclaimed actors such as John Stamos, Ashlie Atkinson (Blue Bloods; Wolf of Wallstreet) Rachel Feinstein (Comedy Central), and Mike Houston (Boardwalk Empire; Inside Llewyn Davis). "Stuck on A" was nominated at the LA Webfest for Outstanding Writing, Outstanding Directing, Outstanding Supporting Actress (Ashlie Atkinson), and Outstanding Guest Actor (John Stamos, Mike Houston). Devin has appeared on Bravo's Odd Mom Out as well as in various commercials for companies ranging from Sony to The Discovery Channel.
Ali Castro // Associate Director
Ali Castro is a Brooklyn-based creator and performer. Originally from South Florida, she holds a BFA in Dance, a BA in Journalism, and a minor in Entertainment Law, from New York University. Upon graduating, Ali was named one of 100 Students to Watch by Variety. She has had the privilege to work in many roles including performer, rehearsal director, and associate choreographer for pop artists Oh Land and Kimbra, television network Nickelodeon, in residency with American Repertory Theatre, and Shoshana Bean in “Steppin’ Out”, choreographed by Tyce Diorio, at the Lortel Awards. Most recently, Ali performed in the world premiere of Stairway to Stardom, an evening length dance-theatre work by Amanda Szegelowski/cakeface at HERE Arts Center in New York City.
Offstage, Ali continues to create. Through her involvement with Cinereal Productions, she assists in dreaming up captivating immersive experiences, ensuring that throughout each step, from initial idea to final event, the client’s vision is fully realized. She continues to contribute to Dance Magazine, the premier source for everything dance.