Jon Bond began his dance training at Center Stage Dance Academy in Long Beach, CA at the age of 10. He then studied at the Orange County H.S. of the Arts in Santa Ana, CA under the direction of Jim Kolb & Cindy Dolan Peca. After moving to New York City in 2005, Jon studied and performed with the Dance Theatre of Harlem’s DTB Ensemble. As a member of the ensemble he’s had the prestigious honor of performing with LeAnn Rimes at the White House, New York’s City Hall, The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. as part of, “Protégés of Ballet” and with Aretha Franklin at the historical Apollo Theater. Jon was a member of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet from 2007-2015. There he worked with and toured the works of Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite, Johan Inger, Jacapo Godani, Stijn Celis, Jo Strømgren, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Benoit Swan-Pouffer, Richard Seigal, Jiří Kylián, Alexander Ekman, Luca Veggetti, Didy Veldman, Regina Van Berkel, Emanuel Gat, Andonis Foniadakis and Hofesh Shechter.
Jon was a featured “Top Ten Performances of 2013″ in the Dec’13/Jan’14 issue of Pointe Magazine as well as on the cover of Pointe Magazine‘s Oct/Nov 2010 issue. His work as a performer also includes 2011’s season 8 of SYTYCD, the WNBA Sparks’ Sparkids, Fiona Apple’s “Paperbag” video, Featured Soloist at Los Angeles’ Kodak Theater and Guest Artist for the Civic Ballet of San Luis Obispo. He can also be seen dancing alongside Emily Blunt in the Major Motion Picture, ‘The Adjustment Bureau’. In 2004 Jon spent eight weeks as a Winner Circle Finalist on Star Search on CBS. That same year, he served as an ambassador of dance representing the United States at the annual Australian Dance Championship, where he won International First Place Soloist in the Battle of the Stars. As a choreographer, he was invited to perform his work at the Seventh Annual Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival in Palm Desert, CA where he won the Jean Ann Hirchl First Place Solo Award. Jon was a 2013 Capezio Ace Awards finalist. His work can also be seen across the U.S. on many schools, competitive studios and youth companies such as the Pennsylvania Regional Ballet, Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA/OCHSA), Colabo Youth Dance Collective, Cedar Lake’s 360 summer intensive, Cedar Lake’s CEDAR LAB and recently at NDT’s “SWITCH 2016” . Jon currently dances with The Nederlands Dans Theater.
Learn more at www.jonbond.me
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