Donald Jones, Jr.

Adjunct Professor, Director/Choreographer

B.S., Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Donald Jones, Jr. is a Director/Choreographer and Actor originally from New Orleans, Donald is a graduate of Brother Martin High School and Northwestern State University of Louisiana where he received a B.S. in Theatre and Dance. He has trained with the New Orleans Ballet Academy, New Orleans Ballet Theatre, The American Dance Festival, and Spectrum Dance Theater of Seattle. Donald has taught dance both nationally and internationally at Broadway Dance Center of New York, Steps on Broadway, Broadway Classroom, Studio West Dance Center of Colorado, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts and was a Cultural ambassador with DanceMotion USA where he performed and taught contemporary American dance in Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. He resided in NYC for 7 years where he performed on Broadway in productions of Frozen (OBC), Aladdin (OBC), and CHICAGO the Musical. His Off-Broadway credits include: Sweet Charity with The New Group and West Side Story with Carnegie Hall. He has also done a National Tour with The Color Purple Musical. Donald has Directed/Choreographed productions of Dreamgirls at Mill Mountain Theatre, Children's Letters to God with NORD, and God of Carnage with JPAS. He is also a guest choreographer for several episodes and advertisements for Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues and You, and had the opportunity to choreograph performances with them for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in both 2019 and 2021. Be on the look out for more performances around the New Orleans area. Follow him @doniejunior.

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Loyola University New Orleans 
Dept. of Theatre Arts & Dance 
6363 St. Charles Ave. 

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