ArVejon Jones // Contemporary
ArVejon Jones (Ar-Vé-yon) is a Bay Area freelance artist. Beginning his formal training in Los Angeles as a Tap and Hip hop dancer, ArVejon enjoys training in many different forms of dance; from Afro-Haitian to Vaganova Classical Ballet, he respects all aspects of dance equally. He has performed works by Sean Dorsey, Robert Moses, Kat Roman, Brenda Way, KT Nelson, Diane Arvanites, DarVejon Jones, and Raissa Simpson, and has been a Guest Artist for ODC Dance/SF, among others. ArVejon teaches Zumba at the Federal Court House, AfroContemporary at LINES/ SF Dance Center, and Modern Jazz at HEAT Dance Line. He has been a requested Lead teaching Artist for the Boston Ballet “Outreach and Education Initiative” and is currently a lecturer of Jazz and Modern Dance at San Francisco State University, his alma mater. ArVejon has performed in Canada, Sweden, as well as studied Afro-Brazilian dance in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. He has had the opportunity to perform at the prestigious Joyce Theater in NYC in 2018, as well as New York “Live Arts.” He has also been nominated for an equally prestigious “Isadora Duncan Dance Award” three times for his work as a performer in the Bay Area. Along with teaching dance technique, ArVejon loves to challenge his students to perform at all times and hopes to impart his first hand experience as a working contemporary dancer. He is a believer in kindness, hard work, and joyful dancing!
His training background includes:
Tap, Hip Hop, West African, Dunham Technique, Jazz, Horton Technique, Limón Technique, Ballet, Contemporary Dance Aesthetics, Afro-Haitian, Afro-Brazilian, House, Vogue, and Improvisation.