Jon Rua’s talents have crossed all mediums from Broadway & TV/Film to Concert Work & Music Videos. Credits include Broadway: Hands on a Hardbody (Jesus Pena), In The Heights (Sonny, Grafitti Pete, Usnavi u/s) Off-Broadway: Kung Fu (Matthew, Fung Fung, more), Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Mace u/s), Damn Yankees (Encores!). Regional: Old Globe’s Somewhere (Alejandro-Craig Noel Leading Actor Nomination), Alliance’s Bring It On The Musical (Twig-World Premier), La Jolla’s Hardbody (Jesus), Muny’s West Side Story (Chino). Film: Fall to Rise (Magic) TV: Law & Order.
Jon has danced for Mariah Carey, Don Omar, Phish, Soulja Boy, and more. Commerical/Industrial work for Target, BillBoard, Puma, IBM, Panasonic. As a Choreographer, his credits include Phish (Atlantic City 2013), ABC’s Celebrity Wife Swap, Nick Blaemire & The Hustle, Brooklynettes, Broadway Bares, Emmy Award-Winning Webisode Chaos Theory, Hey Daze, CBS, and Off-Off Broadway in Union Square.
Jon has assisted Tony Award-Winner Andy Blankenbuehler, Tony Award Nominee Sergio Trujillo, Shaun T, Lorin Lotarro. Projects: Flashdance, Bring It On-The Musical, In The Heights, ENCORES! The Wiz, Hands on a Hardbody, Insanity. Currently Jon is working on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s new musical Hamilton Mixtape. Jon was a finalist at the 2014 Capezio A.C.E. Awards for Choreographic Excellence. He teaches at Broadway Dance Center, spreading his movement TheGRIT. www.JonRua.com