Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 12:30 PM to 3:15 PM EDT
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Axelrod Performing Arts Center 
100 Grant Avenue
Deal Park, NJ 07723

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Lisa Goldfarb 
Axelrod Performing Arts Center 
732-531-9106 ext. 14 

BDC Series: Jon Rua

Street Theater and Contemporary Musical Theatre with Hamilton's Jon Rua.

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. AwardsThe 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 Contributing Choreographer for Broadway’s HamiltonOn Your Feet, Bring It On-The MusicalHands on a HardbodyIn The Heights, and NYCC’s The Wiz

Jon is currently the Creative Consultant for a part of SpongeBob The Musical and is the Choreographer for the 2016 Muny’s production of Aida starring Michelle Williams. 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.


This groundbreaking new genre of storytelling movement blends contemporary and classical aesthetics of performing arts to tell the most compelling stories, utilizing contemporary music, while focusing on intention and entertainment. It incorporates the styles of Hip-Hop, Funk, Contemporary, Jazz, and Musical Theater. Fueled by the evolution of music, Urban Theater is transforming the landscape of the dance world today.