Led by 26-year-old namesake, Jacob Jonas The Company has gained an international profile for its honest storytelling, visceral performances, and visual content creation. Named one of “12 standout companies of 2018” by Los Angeles Times and “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine, the company has toured North America since its birth in 2014 with its mix of contemporary ballet, breakdance and acrobatic movement. The company has performed at The Kennedy Center for the 2017 Arts Summit in Washington DC, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York City, Ford Theater presented by The Music Center and Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe and is 2018/19 Company in Residence at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. Annually, JJTC self-produces Side Door Series, an intimate evening performance to share works to the local LA community, where the Los Angeles Times noted the “explosive display of the company’s vitality and range”. The company also produces a free annual dance festival in Santa Monica – To the Sea: Dance Concerts on the Pier – and has presented artists including Pilobolus, The 7 Fingers, Vincent Patterson, ILL-Abilities, Tony Testa, and The Seaweed Sisters.
JJTC brings dance into the world in new and exciting ways as an activist for dance. 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 – a monthly and location specific Instameet combining the art forms of dance and photography through partnerships with significant cultural institutions, dance companies, and social media influencers. JJTC has partnered with leading organizations including The Metropolitan Museum, J. Paul Getty Museum, Seattle Public Library, New York City Ballet, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Royal Ballet and the top influencers on Instagram, reaching millions of followers.