Led by 25-year-old namesake, Jacob Jonas The Company is gaining an international profile for its honest storytelling, visceral performances, and visual content creation. The company debuted in 2014 at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica and since has toured North America, bringing its mix of contemporary ballet and acrobatic movement to stops including Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Festival, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, The Kennedy Center for the 2017 Arts Summit in Washington DC and Zoellner Arts Center in Bethlehem, PA. In 2015, JJTC launched a self-prouduced evening, Side Door Series, with five sold out shows across LA. The Los Angeles Times noted the “explosive display of the company’s vitality and range”. The second installment in January 2018 sold out and featured works in live performance and film. JJTC produces To the Sea, a free dance festival on the Santa Monica Pier featuring national and international artists. The inaugural event in 2017 garnered over 1,500 audiences and the second festival is set for April 2018. Jacob Jonas has been named “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine in 2018 and “30 Under 30” by Jewish Journal in 2017.
JJTC brings dance into the world in new and exciting ways. The company has choreographed and danced for branded campaigns including James Perse, Sony, Spotify, and Nike. In partnership with dance companies, cultural institutions and photographers the company has initiated #CamerasandDancers – an Instameet that brings people and organizations together to collaborate. #CamerasandDancers harnesses the power of social media through Instagram and provides strategic grassroots marketing for all involved. Events have been held around the world, co-hosted by leading organizations including The Metropolitan Museum, J. Paul Getty Museum, Seattle Public Library, Paul Taylor Dance Company, New York City Ballet, Pilobolus and the top influencers on Instagram, reaching millions of followers. #CamerasandDancers has been called “a revolutionary movement in contemporary art” and has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Instagram’s blog, ArtsBeatLA, and Architectural Record.