Faculty Profile Jon Rua

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    Jon Rua

    Jon Rua


    Jon Rua’s Actor & Choreographer career crosses the stage & screen. With four Tony Nominated Broadway shows under his belt, originating roles such as “Patchy the Pirate” in Spongebob Squarepants, “Charles Lee” in the Tony & Grammy Award Winning hit musical Hamilton, where he also served as the “Hamilton” Standby, and ‘Jesus Pena’ in the docu-based musical Hands on a Hardbody. Other theater credits include “Sonny” & Graffiti Pete” in Broadway’s In the Heights. On the screen, Rua has guest starred on Blacklist, Blue Bloods, Law & Order, and in films such as Fall to Rise, First Reformed, and Isn’t It Romantic.

    The Co-Creative Director/Choreographer of the sold out 2019 Madison Square Garden NYE PHISH concert, Jon continues to innovate movement on stage & screen. He is the Co- Choreographer for individual production numbers in Broadway’s The Cher Show, SpongeBob Squarepants, & SpongeBob Musical Live on Nick. Jon's work can also be seen with Coheed & Cambria (“Old Flames”), West Side Story at Milwaukee Rep, The Muny’s Aida & Jesus Christ Superstar, Isn’t It Romantic, Trey Anastasio’s Beacon Jams 2020, Travelers Insurance, ABC's Celebrity Wife Swap, and more. Jon has also danced for Mariah Carey, Phish, Don Omar, Soulja Boy, Target, Billboard, Puma, Reebok, IBM, and Panasonic.

    Class Description:

    Jon's movement ranges through various styles, embracing above all, momentum. The quality of movement is highly influenced by funk styles, hiphop fundamentals, theater, storytelling, contemporary, and more. Within the class you will have a lengthy warm up exploring the styles above, followed by the instruction of the combination. The class is an experience, one where you leave with a heightened awareness and commitment to the energy and love that informs your dance. You will generate more knowledge on your dance facility and gain perspective on where the Choreography is coming from.

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