Jacob Jonas

Jacob Jonas is a choreographer and director. He was introduced to the art of dance at thirteen by the Calypso Tumblers, a street-performing group on the Venice Beach boardwalk and went on to perform with them around the world. After receiving several awards for his independent work, Jacob was mentored by Donald Byrd, a Bessie award winner and Artistic Director of Spectrum Dance Theater in Seattle, WA. Jacob’s works have been performed around North America including at Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out and the Ailey Citigroup Theater in New York. He was nominated by Dance Magazine as “Best Emerging Choreographer” and was named “Best New Force in L.A Dance” for 2016 by LA Weekly. Jacob has worked in advertising and fashion for a variety of clients including James Perse, Vidal Sassoon, The Getty Museum, and many others. Jacob founded his company in 2014 and works to bring dance to a wider audience through collaboration, technology, education, and performance. (@jacobjonasthecompany)