Dar Vejon Jones was born and raised in Southern California. He was enrolled in his first tap dance class at 8 years old to combat the health issues of his early childhood. He was privileged to study under renowned artists Paul and Arlene Kennedy of Universal Dance Designs and was asked to join their pre-professional company. During his high school years he performed for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Rowell Foster Children’s Positive Plan, numerous LA Tap Fesitvals, The Nate Holden Theater and The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion [televised].
Dar Vejon holds a Bachelors of Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography with a Minor Degree in Japanese Language from San Francisco State University. He received numerous scholarships allowing him to study at Alonzo King LINES Ballet in Contemporary Ballet, Horton Technique and Contemporary Dance. Through the National Endowment of the Arts he performed works by Brenda Way, KT Nelson, Mark Foehringer and Kimi Okada. He has also studied with and performed works by Ray Tadio of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Wendy Diamond and Kat Worthington, to name a few.
In 2011 Dar Vejon founded his company Sharp & Flat, an experimental Contemporary Jazz dance company in San Francisco performing at the Black Choreographers’ Fesitval and PUSH Benefit Concert. His masterwork “Atonal Aves” was commissioned by San Francisco State University to be set on the University Dance Theatre; the first time in the history of the university a student was hired as a Commissioned Guest Artist. Concurrently he was commissioned by the Theatre department to choreograph Spring Awakening.
Dar Vejon looks forward to his new life here in the Portland metropolitan area with his wife and is a firm believer that dance is a language; and like every language, clear communication is key.