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Jon Rua’s talents have crossed all mediums from Broadway & TV/Film to Concert Work & Music Videos. Credits include Broadway: Hamilton (Hamilton u/s, Charles Lee/Ensemble), Hands on a Hardbody (Jesus Pena), In The Heights (Sonny & Grafitti Pete) Off-Broadway: Hamilton (Charles Lee/Ensemble), Kung Fu (Matthew, Fung Fung, Barry), Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Mace u/s), D...read more
This groundbreaking new genre of storytelling movement blends contemporary and classical aesthetics of performing arts to tell the most compelling stories, utilizing contemporary music, while focusing on intention and entertainment. It incorporates the styles of Hip-Hop, Funk, Contemporary, Jazz, and Musical Theater. Fueled by the evolution of music, Urban Theater is transforming the landscape of the dance world today.
Jon's style and interpretation of Hip-Hop/Funk is innovative and refreshing. His trailblazing movement incorporates isolations, funk fundamentals, house, groove, theatrics, and freestyle, which are all underscored by his unique musicality. His movement encapsulates the emotion and behavior of one's organic expression within the world of the music. The class creates an experience that focuses on helping dancers strengthen their retention of choreography, develop awareness of the Hip-Hop fundamentals, and encourages a holistic approach to one's personal expression. Be ready to tell a story and deliver the music in a way that you had yet to imagine.