Jon Baldwin of UArts

Dance (MFA)

Jon Baldwin began training in his hometown, Philadelphia, PA. With burning passion, Jon continued his education at The University of the Arts with the Dean’s Award and Artist Scholarship under the direction of Donna Faye Burchfield. While attending, He simultaneously began his career as a choreographer and had the opportunity to create work for many Philadelphia-based companies. Most recent works include, “in spirit, in truth”, performed by Grace Dance Theater at the Performance Garage in North Philadelphia early May 2018. As well as, “still three-fifths”, a capstone project as part of the Festival of Senior Works at The University of the Arts in early May 2018. Jon completed the program with a BFA in Dance, and was recognized for his expressivity by the College of Performing Arts. Jon has recently performed work by choreographer, Breyanna Maples, at Group Motion’s Spiel Uhr: New Voices in late February 2018. This work “reset/hello, this is me” received reviews from The Dance Journal of Philadelphia. He also performed this work in early May 2018 at an informal showing at UArts for visual artist and honorary Doctor of Fine Arts recipient, Lorna Simpson. Performance credits also include, “Bodies as site of Faith and Protest”, a work created by Tommie-Waheed Evans, performed at International Association of Blacks in Dance 2018 (Los Angeles, CA), as well as, “the library”, a work facilitated by Lauren Bakst, performed in Philadelphia and also in Paris and Lyon as part of Camping 2018 in Europe.

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