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Darvejon  Jones, MFA
Dance Artist, Scholar, and  Educator


Darvejon Anthony Jones, MFA (he/him), is from Carson, California, but has lived in many places on the West Coast and Texas. Jones is a father, a bicoastal interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary dance artist, a performer, a CultureBot performing arts contributor, and a dance studies scholar.


Since his early childhood, Jones and his identical twin brother, Ar Vejon Jones, have been performers appearing in films such as  What’s Love Got to Do With It (1993). At a young age, he found himself performing in front of many notable Black Hollywood TV/Film Actors who have gone on to mentor and support his dancing. 


He was trained and has performed works by the legendary tap dancers Paul and Arlene Kennedy (Universal Dance Designs), been closely mentored and performed works by master Horton Technique teacher Ray Tadio, performed works by Master Teacher/Founder/Former Director/and Co-Director of Institute for Dunham Technique Certification, Dr. Albirda "Bird" Rose, and performed works for Emmy award-winning choreographers Ashley Roland and Jamey Hampton (BodyVox), and Brenda Way (ODC), Kimi Okada (ODC), Ar Vejon Jones, Christian von Howard, Oluyinka Akinjiola, Sara Parker, Bobby Fouther, Tere Mathern, Kendra Ross, Heidi Duckler, Maya Ciarrocchi, Jose Limon, and many others. He has also trained extensively at Alonzo King LINES Ballet & ODC/SF. 


Most recently, his works have been shown at La MaMa Experimental Theater as part of the La MaMa Moves! Festival, The Kraine Theater as part of the EstroGenius Festival, The Kaye Playhouse in New York City, and BodyVox dance in Portland, Oregon. He has performed on many stages, at many historical sites, and taught internationally (Chivay, Peru), on the West Coast, and in the Northeast.  He currently teaches Jazz, Improvisation, and graduate courses in dance at the City University of New York, Hunter College, as an Adjunct Assistant Professor and teaches Jazz IV/V and “Jumps, Leaps, and Turns” as a teaching artist at Nimbus Dance Works in Jersey City, New Jersey. 


Master of Fine Arts, Dance  — City University of New York, Hunter College
 Blacklash: Hermeneutic Phenomenology in Black Dance

 Summa Cum Laude

Shuster Award for Outstanding Master's Thesis Spring '23

Outstanding Research Award Spring '23

Outstanding Performance Award Spring '23

Outstanding Service to the Department Award Spring '23

Mellon Transformative Learning in the Humanities Scholar Fall '22

Hunter College Arts and Humanities Curriculum Committee Student Representative 2022/23

Anti-Racism Committee '22
MFA in Dance Admissions Committee Spring '23

Student Mentor 2021 - 2023
Dance Studies Association presenter Fall '22 & Spring '23

Adjunct Lecturer 

Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance & Choreography — San Francisco State University

Robert Moses Kin Summer Workshop Scholarship Recipient ‘12

Norinna Miller Scholarship Recipient 2011/12

SFSU Junior Potential Award ‘11

SFSU Dance Summer Study Scholarship ‘11

SFSU Dean’s List 2009/10

University Dance Theater Dancer 2009 - 2012

University Dance Theater Choreographer  2012/13

Investigating Grace by Brenda Way, ODC Dance SF (National Endowment for the Arts)

I Look Vacantly at the Pacific Though, Regret by Kimi Okada, ODC Dance SF (National Endowment for the Arts)

Assistant to the Chair of the Department,  Dr. Yutian Wong  2011/12

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant — Ballet 1, Modern 1, Haitian 1  2010/11

Administrative Assistant for the School of Music and Dance 2012/13

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