WORKSHOP WITH GUEST ARTIST B’JŌN CARTER
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 11TH
Adv.Intermediate / Advanced
1:00pm – 3:00pm
B’JŌN CARTER is an interdisciplinary artist from Long Beach, California. He began studying dance at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles, CA, where he was mentored by Jason Samuels-Smith and Chloe Arnold. B’Jōn was privileged to receive further education from Ms. Arlene Kennedy (Universal Dance Designs/Kennedy Tap Company), and Mr. Ardie Bryant. B’Jōn studied Education and World Arts & Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles where he was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
B’Jōn has performed with the Jazz Tap Ensemble, participating in a tour of Africa with DanceMotionUSA. B’Jōn has taught and performed around the world, participating in arts festivals, workshops and dance intensives throughout the US, Canada, Australia, Azerbaijan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and the Republic of South Africa. Working with Christopher Scott and Jason Rodgers, he was invited to perform at the inaugural European Olympic Games closing ceremony. B’Jōn has also performed as a member of Rennie Harris Puremovement and provided a workshop series at Duke University. With Debbie Allen, he performed in Freeze Frame: Stop The Madness at the Kennedy Center.
B’Jōn has danced with Micheal Feinstein and the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra. He has also worked with the Brooklyn Academy of Music and served as an arts ambassador for the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. B’Jōn is currently a teacher and artist with True Sound Rhythm Productions, a Houston-based production and educational company created by Tony Merriwether and Emilie Koenig. Other credits: Anderson Paak & The Free Nationals “Come Down”, Robert Randolph & The Family Band “If I Had My Way” feat. Ben Harper, NAACP Image Awards, Vogue Italia, Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, Playboy Jazz Festival, Harare International Festival of the Arts, 52nd KCET/PBS Holiday Celebration, Herbie Hancock: Seven Decades