Darvejon Anthony Jones is from Carson, California, but has lived in many places on the west coast and Texas. Jones is a father, a bicoastal interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary dance artist, a performer, a CultureBot performing arts contributor, and a dance studies scholar.
Since his early childhood Jones and his identical twin brother, Ar Vejon Jones, have been performers appearing in films such as What’s Love Got to Do With It (1993).
Early in his dance career, he found himself performing in front of many notable Black Hollywood TV/Film Actors that have gone on to mentor and support his dancing.
He was trained and has performed works by the legendary tap dancers Paul and Arlene Kennedy (Universal Dance Designs), been closely mentored and performed works by master Horton Technique teacher Ray Tadio, performed works by Master Teacher/Founder/Former Director/and Co-Director of Institute for Dunham Technique Certification, Dr. Albirda "Bird" Rose, and performed works by Emmy award-winning choreographers Ashley Roland and Jamey Hampton, as well as many others. He has also trained extensively at Alonzo King LINES Ballet & ODC/SF.
Most recently, his works have been shown at La MaMa Experimental Theater as part of the La MaMa Moves! Festival, The Kraine Theater as part of the EstroGenius Festival, and The Kaye Playhouse in New York City. He has performed on many stages, at many historical sites, and taught internationally, on the West Coast, and in the Northeast.
Jones is the recipient of the Hunter College Dean’s Office Shuster Award for Outstanding Master's Thesis and Dance Department Outstanding Research, Outstanding Performance, and Outstanding Service to the Department Awards.
Master of Fine Arts, Dance — City University of New York, Hunter College
Thesis: Blacklash: Hermeneutic Phenomenology in Black Dance
Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance & Choreography — San Francisco State UniversityMinor Degree in Japanese Language and Literature - San Francisco State University