DarVejon Jones

Darvejon Jones holds a B.A. in Dance Performance & Choreography as well as a Minor degree in Japanese Language from San Francisco State University. While achieving his degrees, he concurrently received scholarships from the SFSU dance department that allowed him to continue his studies at Alonzo King Lines Ballet (San Francisco Dance Center), ODC, and City Ballet. Through the National Endowment for the Arts, he has performed works by Brenda Way, KT Nelson, and Kimi Okada of ODC.  His works have been featured at the Black Choreographers Festival and PUSH Fest in San Francisco. In 2014 he traveled to Casa Chapi in Chivay, Peru as part of Grace Arts Camp’s international teaching artist team to establish an arts camp for Quechuan orphans in the Andean mountains. He has been a guest artist at San Francisco State University,  taught as an Adjunct of African Diaspora Dances at Portland State University, Guest Artist at Reed College, N.E.W. Expressive Works Resident Artist, Dance Department Co Director at Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, and an instructor at Buckman Elementary School, Dancescape Afterschool Dance, Dance Fusion NW, BodyVox and NW Dance Project. In January 2018 Portland Monthly Magazine featured his Afro contemporary class as one Portland’s “ 7 dance classes to take right now”. His performance credits include works by Paul & Arlene Kennedy, Susie Whipp, Ray Tadio, Dr. Albirda Rose, Cathleen McCarthy, Robert Moses, Mark Foehringer, Tere Mathern, Bobby “Mr. Bobby” Fouther, Oluyinka Akinjiola, Jamie Minkus, Michael Galen, Jamey Hampton & Ashley Roland. He has studied with many of  those aforementioned as well as Lee Wei Chao and Kat Roman. He has performed for the Make- A - Wish Foundation, Rowell Foster Children’s Positive Plan, LA County Holiday Celebration at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, International Tap Festival, African American Art and Culture Complex,  and on many stages on the West Coast. He has created a multitude of empathic works that have been performed throughout California and the Pacific Northwest. For more visit djde.org.

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