Jon Bond

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Jon Bond

Raised in Southern California, Jon Bond began his training in competitive dance at Center Stage Dance Academy in Long Beach, Calif. He later furthered his studies at the Orange County School of the Arts while training in such studios as Jimmie Defore’s Dance Center, The EDGE and Millennium Dance Complex. Upon graduating the Orange County School of the Arts, Bond was contracted by The Dance Theater of Harlem-Dancing through Barriers Ensemble under the Direction of Arthur Mitchell and Keith Saunders.

As a member of the ensemble he had the prestigious honor of performing with LeAnn Rimes at the White House, The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. as part of the “Protégés of Ballet” international dance festival and with Aretha Franklin at the historical Apollo Theater. From 2007-2015 Jon danced and originated many works with Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet under Artistic Director Benoit Swan Pouffer (Alexandra Damiani 2013-15). There he worked with and toured the works of Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite, Johan Inger, Jacapo Godani, Stijn Celis, Jo Strømgren, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Benoit Swan- Pouffer, Richard Seigal, Jiří Kylián , Alexander Ekman, Luca Veggetti, Didy Veldman, Regina Van Berkel, Emanuel Gat, Andonis Foniadakis and Hofesh Shechter.

Bond was a critics choice pick in the Oct. 2019 issue of Dance Europe, a featured “Top Ten Performances of 2013" in the Dec/Jan issue of Pointe Magazine as well as on the cover of the Oct/Nov 2010 issue of Pointe Magazine. His work also includes the 2011 season eight of "So You Think You Can Dance" and can be seen dancing alongside Emily Blunt in the Major Motion Picture "The Adjustment Bureau." Bond has led workshops and summer intensives for Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Oliva Contemporary Dance Project (IT), Pennsylvania Regional Ballet, Colabo Youth Dance Collective, Orange County School of the Arts (formerly OCHSA, Santa Ana), California School of the Arts (San Gabriel), The EDGE PAC, Millennium Dance Complex, Backhausdance, The Vision and NYCDA. Bond currently dances for the Nederlands Dans Theater 1.