Jon Rua's commitment, versatility, perseverance, and talent has accelerated his well-rounded career.
Jon starred on Broadway as Jesus Pena in the new musical Hands on a Hardbody as well as Sonny in the Tony Award-Winning Broadway musical In The Heights. Additional theatre credits include: Somewhere at The Old Globe (Craig Noel Leading Actor Nomination), Bring It On: The Musical (World Premier), Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Second Stage- Pulitzer Prize nominated), Damn Yankees (Encores!), West Side Story (Muny).
Workshops: Solid Sand Below (Atlantic Theater), Hands on a Hard Body (La Jolla), Sundance Theatre Lab (Banff), Somewhere (Hartford Stage) Fly, Bare, Stardust Ballroom, All Fall Down (Intar), Kingdom (Public Theatre), Lincoln Center’s American Songbook-Hamilton Mixtape. TV: Law & Order. Film: Fall to Rise.
Jon has danced for such artists as Phish, Don Omar, Soulja Boy, among others. Commercial credits include Target, BillBoard, Puma, IBM, Panasonic and more. Jon has choreographed for PHISH, Nick Blaemire and The Hustle, Brooklynettes, Broadway Bares, CBS, MTV, Emmy Award-Winning Webisode Chaos Theory, Walla Walla Festival and Off-Off Broadway in Union Square. He has assisted on the following projects: Bring It On: The Musical, Hands on a Hardbody, In The Heights, Flashdance, Fly, NYCC’s ENCORES The Wiz, Insanity and many more. Jon has over 9 years of experience teaching internationally. Currently he is spreading his movement, “T.H.E. Grit”. For more on Jon, visit www.JonRua.com.