Thursday, September 7, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Greenwood, Seattle Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Union Street Tower
Jacob Jonas is a director, choreographer and Artistic Director of Jacob Jonas The Company. 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. He continued to study other forms of dance and began creating independent work. To date, Jacob’s works have been performed around North America including at The Kennedy Center, The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out and the Ailey Citigroup Theater in New York. He was nominated by Dance Magazine as “Best Emerging Choreographer”, was named “Best New Force in L.A Dance” for 2016 by LA Weekly, and “30 Under 30: The remarkable young people changing the L.A. Jewish community” by Jewish Journal in 2017. Jacob was an invited participant to the 2017 annual Arts Summit hosted by The Kennedy Center and Yo Yo Ma for his arts advocacy and innovative use connecting dance and social platforms. He has worked in advertising and fashion for a variety of clients including James Perse, Vidal Sassoon, and The Getty Museum. Jacob founded his company in 2014 and works to bring dance to a wider audience through collaboration, technology, education, and performance.