Bill T. Jones is a dancer and a choreographer whose highly personal style of dance has influenced an entire generation of choreographers.
Jones co-founded the American Dance Asylum in 1973, choreographing and performing as a soloist there until 1982, when he formed Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane & Company, a physically diverse, racially-mixed ensemble that reflects contemporary multicultural society. Jones has created over 50 works for the company, including D-Man in the Waters (1989), Last Supper at Uncle Tom’s Cabin/The Promised Land (1991), Still/Here (1994), a piece created for the Lyon Bienale, The Table Project (2001), and The Breathing Show (2001). He has also collaborated with Toni Morrison and Max Roach on Degga (1995), a work commissioned by the Lincoln Center’s Serious Fun Festival, and with Jessye Norman on How! Do! We! Do! (1999).
Jones is the artistic director and choreographer of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane & Company. He is the author of a memoir, Last Night on Earth (1995) and co-author of the children’s book, Dance (1998).
Jones began his dance training at the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1970.
Last updated January 1, 2005