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), Damn Yankees (Encores!). Regional: Old Globe’s Somewhere (Alejandro-Craig Noel Leading Actor Nomination), 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. In addition, Jon has danced for Mariah Carey, PHISH, Don Omar, Jackson Harris, Soulja Boy, as well as commerical ventures for Target, BillBoard, Puma, Reebok, IBM, Panasonic.
As a Choreographer, his credits include Phish, Jackson Harris, ABC’s Celebrity Wife Swap, Nick Blaemire & The Hustle, The Brooklynettes, Broadway Bares, Emmy Award-Winning Webisode Chaos Theory, Capezio A.C.E. Awards, The Adversary. and Off-Off Broadway’s Union Square. He has assisted Tony Award-Winner Andy Blankenbuehler, Tony Award Nominee Sergio Trujillo, Insanity’s Shaun T., Lorin Lotarro and more. He is a Guest Choreographer for Broadway’s Hamilton, On Your Feet, Bring It On-The Musical, Hands on a Hardbody, In The Heights, & NYCC’s The Wiz.
Jon is the Choreographer of the 2016 Muny’s production of Aida. With years of experience as a performer, Jon is a Hybrid Artist whose movement is transforming the vessel of storytelling and igniting a new fire in dance. He continues to spread his movement through his passion project, TheGrit.